The MOT test is a road safety measure to ensure that all vehicles over 3 years old are roadworthy, properly maintained and meet the minimum safety and environmental standards. An MOT with an Arnold Clark service centre is available at the standard rate of £54.85.
An MOT test covers a variety of components in your vehicle, such as headlamps, indicators, steering, suspension, brakes, tyres, wheels, seatbelts, windscreen washers & wipers, exhausts, emissions, mirrors, bodywork – and much more.
If you have a vehicle that is three or more years old, you are legally required to have an MOT test undertaken annually at an approved MOT centre, where they will go through an MOT checklist to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy.
MOT test stations have designated test bays where MOT testers conduct the test, using a range of equipment that meets the required specification for MOT testing. All MOT testers have been on a training course with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and their test results are checked regularly.
An MOT pass certificate indicates that at the time of the test the vehicle met or exceeded the minimum safety standards determined by the DVSA guidelines.
If your vehicle has failed the test, you’ll be given a failure document and advised on retest rules. This means your vehicle does not meet legal requirements and must be repaired and retested to comply with MOT test standards.