If you have a vehicle that is three or more years old, you are legally required to have an MOT test carried out annually at an approved MOT centre. The MOT test will determine whether your vehicle is roadworthy or not.
An MOT test covers a variety of components in your vehicle, such as headlamps, indicators, steering, suspension, brakes, tyres, wheels, seatbelts, windscreen washers and wipers, exhausts, emissions, mirrors, bodywork – and much more.
The MOT test is a road safety measure to ensure that all vehicles over three years old are roadworthy, properly maintained and meet the minimum safety and environmental standards.
MOT tests are charged at a standard rate set by the government of £54.85.
MOT test stations have designated test bays in which MOT testers conduct their assessment using a range of equipment that meets the required specification for MOT testing. All Arnold Clark MOT testers have been on a training course with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and their performance is 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. Your service advisor will give you quotes for the work that needs carried out.