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Every car over 3 years old must mandatorily undertake an annual MOT test to certify its roadworthiness. However, it is a must to avail of a DVSA certified garage to conduct the test for accurate results.

MOT was initially formulated by the Ministry of Transport in the 1960s, to ensure all the vehicles on U.K. roads are free from critical underlying issues which tend to jeopardise road safety. Currently, MOT testing is administered by the Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency that has prescribed a set of parameters that must be duly checked by the conducting automobile garage to certify a car's roadworthiness.

    A & S Tyres & Exhausts is one of the authorised garages that offer DVSA certified MOT check Port Talbot. We use technologically advanced equipment and have a team of trained experts who carry out all the necessary checks and offer any repairs if required without taking too much time.

    About our MOT test

    A & S Tyres offers MOT checks Port Talbot only for Class 4 and Class 7 vehicles, which are:

    Class 4: All passenger car models, besides goods carrier and dual-purpose vehicle, which have up to 12 seats fall under the class 4 vehicle category.

    Class 7: All goods carriage vehicles having Dry Gross Weight (DGW) of 3500 Kg are known as Class 7 vehicles.

    Ideally, the number of MOT checks for all vehicle categories is almost uniform. Therefore, our experts will first check the MOT history of your car to assess any recurring issue and adequately emphasise those areas.

    Here are some checks that are covered under our MOT service:

  • Tyres
  • We will thoroughly inspect whether the tread depth of your car's tyres is within the legal limit of 1.6mm. Apart from this, we will also inspect the structural integrity of the tyres and look for damages that can cause tyre-related road accidents. If the tyres fail to meet all the required legal standards, we will recommend you to get them replaced.

  • Exhaust and emission
  • We will examine every part of the exhaust, like the muffler, catalytic chamber, pipes etc., to ensure there are no underlying damages. Furthermore, we will also inspect whether the emission is free from SO2 and NO2 as per the Euro V standards and can also conduct necessary repairs and replacements if required.

  • Battery and wiring
  • To prevent sudden car breakdowns, we will also ensure that there is no leakage in the battery and it is consistently providing the required voltage. Furthermore, we will also inspect the charging wires and cables of the charging system to ensure those are in optimal shape.

  • Suspension
  • Our experts will also inspect all the components of your vehicle's suspension, including the struts, shock absorbers and other crucial subparts, to ensure there is no hidden issue that may cause a severe issue in the long run.

    Apart from these points, we will also check other components like:

    • Seatbelts
    • Windscreen
    • External and internal lights
    • Horn and number plates
    • Body structure
    • Wipers
    • Braking system, etc.

    If all the components of your vehicle meet the required DVSA standards and pass the MOT test, we will issue a VT20 certificate certifying its roadworthiness for one year. In case your vehicle fails the MOT, you will receive a VT30 certificate. The VT30 certificate will contain all the details about the reasons for the failure.

    In many cases, a vehicle will pass the MOT test even though some minor faults have been found. The vehicle owner will then receive not only the MOT certificate but also a so-called advisory note which lists the faults and advises to get them sorted as soon as possible.

    Please note: Our garage offers all necessary pre- and post MOT checks, repairs and replacements if required, using state-of-the-art equipment and O.E. grade spares to ensure your car's roadworthiness.

    Still searching for an MOT check near me?

    Put an end to your search and come to A & S Tyres & Exhaust. Our experts will take care of all your requirements.

    To learn more or schedule an appointment with us please give us a call on 01639 769999.

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