The MOT Test
The Ministry of Transport, which no longer exists, introduced the MOT test in 1960. The original test was basic and only included brakes, lights and steering. Over the years the MOT test has evolved to reflect how motor vehicles have changed.
The Driving Standards Agency is now responsible for overseeing the MOT test centres and ensuring MOT's are carried out in accordance with the MOT test manual.
Whilst the MOT Test is still a minimum standard, it has become a far more complex test of the vehicle. To see what is tested on your car go to our page MOT Guide
This page will give you a comprehensive insight to what is tested in the MOT Test. Whilst you are able to get your vehicles MOT test carried out one month less one day prior to expiry without losing any time on your old MOT certificate.
NB: If your vehicle fails, you remove it from the test station. The police are able to see that failure on the ANPR (Automatic Number plate recognition) system. There is the potential to award heavy fines for driving a vehicle on the road with a known defect. Having a current MOT certificate from 11 months prior does not make it legal.
Here at All Trans Autos Ltd we carry out MOT Test's on all cars, minibuses, vans and motorhomes
We also have the capability to get customers HGV's MOT tested.
We offer discounted MOT tests when booked with a full service or when booked on line.