MOT is a yearly test that is made mandatory by the UK Government. It is to be taken by all vehicles on road to ensure a vehicle’s safety and roadworthiness. This is to ensure safety for the drivers plus other passengers and to lessen accident chances. In an MOT Test, all the essential parts of a vehicle are thoroughly examined to ensure that they’re meeting all the required legal standards.
No vehicle is allowed to be on the road without a valid MOT certification. Making sure that your car is MOT tested is a legal requirement as mentioned. If your car doesn’t have a valid MOT certificate then you can face heavy penalty for it. By law, you need to get your first MOT test done 3 years after the date of your car’s registration; given it is a brand new car. However, for a car with an age of 3 years and above, the car needs to be retested every year.
MOT test doesn’t take that long. They usually take about 45 minutes to an hour at max. The test covers all the basic car checks. If your vehicle clears the MOT test checklist, you will be issued an MOT certificate instantly.
To know when your MOT is due either check your MOT certificate or log on to the Govt.uk site to know about your MOT status. Now-a-days local garage websites offer this service as well. You just have to enter your car’s registration number and your vehicle make on their website and they will show you when your MOT is due. A complete and thorough MOT cannot be performed at home. You need to visit an expert who is authorized to issue the MOT certificate.
A lot of local garages offer MOT services. One such car garage is KAP. KAP Motors offer MOT starting for as low as £25. Get your car certified today in Brighton! You don’t even have to pay anything upfront.