Do I Pay VAT on my MOT? No. They are VAT-exempt, and no additional VAT charges will apply to your MOT cost.
The MOT test covers the important items on your car and ensures they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.
The body and vehicle structure will be free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.
The Fuel System will have no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. We will need to open your fuel cap, please make sure a key is available if required.
Your car will meet the requirements for exhaust emissions, which will be dependant on the age and fuel type of your car.
The exhaust system will be secure, complete and without and serious leaks, and silences effectively.
All seat belts will be checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.
The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats will be able to be secured in the upright position.
The doors will latch securely when closed. Front doors will open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.
The minimum number of mirrors are fitted, and we inspect their condition and security.
The Boot or tailgate will be secure when in the closed position.
Brake condition, operation and performance (efficiency test) will be covered. Removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.
Condition, security, size, type and tread depth of your tyres and wheels will be tested. Spare tyres are not inspected.
Registration plates are inspected for their condition, security, and characters will be correctly formed and spaced.
The lights are tested for their condition, operation and security. Headlamps are tested for alignment.
The bonnet will securely latch in the closed position.
Window wipers and washers are effective and give the driver a clear view ahead.
The windscreen provides a clear driver’s view of the road.
The horn operates correctly and is of a suitable type.
The steering and suspension are in satisfactory condition and operation.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.