Time for an MOT? Here’s what you need to know
September means lots of things – the end of summer and cooler temperatures, going back to school (or to work), and looking forward to winter. It’s also an important time of the year if you are a car owner. It is the anniversary of new vehicle registrations which also means that it may be time for your car to go through its MOT check, possibly for the first time.
When do I need an MOT check?
All cars that are three years old or older will need to have an MOT check. If this is the three year anniversary of your car – i.e. you bought it in August 2014 – then it is time to get an MOT. If your car is older, it will need an MOT every year on the anniversary of its previous one; there is some leeway in this in that you can arrange an MOT one month before the expiry date.
What is an MOT?
The Ministry of Transport test (or MOT) is a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle to ensure it is roadworthy. Only approved MOT centres can carry out the test.
What will the MOT check?
When you book your car in for an MOT there are a number of things that will be checked. These are set out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency but we have set out a handy reminder below to help you prepare before taking your car in for its MOT.
For a pre-MOT check or to book your MOT
September is a busy time for MOT checks so don’t get caught out by leaving it to the last minute to book one in or to get any last minute issues fixed before you take it in. If you need any advice or help, give us a call at Bromley Vehicle Test Centre on 020 8460 6666 to book an appointment and we will sort it out for you. We are also an approved MOT test centre, so book in today to be sure you can stay on the road.