MOT is the abbreviated term for The Ministry of Transport Test. It is an annual test for automobile safety, roadworthiness and exhaust emissions, which are applied to most vehicles over 3 years old that are to be used on public roads.
Certificates are issued by the test station and are accredited to The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), which is an agency within the department of transport.
Cars, including 3-wheeled vehicles more than 450 kg unladen weight, taxis, minibuses and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats, Goods Vehicles not exceeding 3,000 kg Design Gross Weight (DGW), motor caravans and Dual Purpose Vehicles.
Goods vehicles over 3,000 kg up to and including 3,500 kg DGW. If a vehicle is presented with a manufacturer’s plate and a 'Ministry plate' the weights to be used are those on the 'Ministry plate'.
Should your vehicle need a little help to pass the test, you can rest assured that almost all repairs can be carried out on site on the same day. Any repairs and charges will be notified to you upfront, so no nasty surprises!