If your car is due an annual MOT, then you have come to the right place. As a DVSA certified garage, we offer a full service including preparation checks, authorised tests, and required repairs before or after the examination. With many years of experience, our professional team will thoroughly inspect your vehicle step by step to ensure both the interior and exterior are safe and functioning. Furthermore, we offer a fast and friendly service so your car will be roadworthy again in no time! Call today to book your test.
In our fully equipped autocentre located in Neath Port Talbot, we offer MOT tests & have become one of the leading car mechanics in the area for providing professional and affordable vehicle repairs, MOT’s and garage services.
Every car over 3 years old must take a mandatory annual MOT test to certify its roadworthiness. This is essential from a legal and road safety perspective. The inspection will cover a variety of features which is why it is important to be aware of what to look out for beforehand. Many of the functional components of your car must be evaluated at least once a year. Your car will be thoroughly examined during the inspection to ensure that it is in good functioning order.
1 MOT test takes roughly an hour on average, unless any repairs are required. It could take longer depending on whether or not repairs are required and how extensive they are. Our skilled technicians will keep you updated throughout the procedure and will let you know if any issues need to be addressed before the service is completed.
Our trained experts use the latest technology and advanced equipment to carry out the following checks:
The MOT test examines your exhaust emissions to ensure that the vehicle meets the required standards and that the exhaust system is complete, secure, free of severe leaks, and properly silences the car.
The MOT test verifies that the car’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is present and legibly displayed on the vehicle. The VIN is a unique code that is stamped on the car and includes a serial number. The VIN is located in different places depending on the vehicle manufacturer.
The steering and suspension components will also be checked for proper operation and condition by the MOT tester.
During the MOT test, the vehicle’s structure and body shell are examined for excessive corrosion or damage in certain places. An MOT failure might be caused by any sharp edge.
The MOT tester will ensure that the doors open and close properly, as well as that the latch is secure when closed. Both the interior and outside of the car should be able to open the front doors. To access tested equipment like back seat belts, rear doors may need to be unlocked.
The condition, security, legibility, and format of letters and numbers on your licence plate will be examined by the MOT tester. Number plate space and lettering must comply with current laws and should not be altered in any way.
During the MOT, the tester will inspect your vehicle’s wipers and washers to ensure that they are working properly and providing a clear view of the road to the driver.
The condition, operation, security, and colour of your vehicle’s lights are all checked during the MOT test. The test will also determine whether the headlamp aim is accurate.
During the MOT test, the fuel system is examined for leaks and that the fuel cap is securely fastened and sealed.
The horn’s operation will be examined for effectiveness and suitability during the MOT.
All seatbelts, including those in the back of the car, are inspected for type, condition, proper functioning, and security, as well as the presence of all mandatory seatbelts.
The vehicle’s braking performance, condition, and operation are all tested during the MOT. A roller brake tester is used to test the majority of vehicles.
During the MOT test, the security of your vehicle’s front seats is examined.
During the MOT test, the condition and security of your vehicle’s mirrors are examined.
The tester will inspect your vehicle’s windscreen for any chips or cracks during the MOT. The maximum damage size is 10mm in the driver’s line of vision and 40mm in the rest of the wiper blade swept area.
The MOT examiner will look at the condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth of the vehicle’s wheels and tyres.
If we have carried out the procedure and your vehicle fails the test then we can advise you on what to do next. In addition, we will provide you with a VT30 certificate which contains the details of your reasons for failure. Not only can we estimate repair work but we can also book your vehicle to be fixed fast ready for examination at a later date. No matter how big or small the problem, we will do our best to mend it!
For more information, please contact us today. Our team will assess your individual request and offer their expert advice.