Dedicated MOT Service

Childwall Five Ways Auto Centre are licensed by the governments department of transport to carry out mot tests

Mot preparation work can be carried out before your vehicle is tested, often if a vehicle fails an MOT test, Childwall Fiveways can carry out the necessary repair work to your vehicle to enable it to pass the MOT re test

MOT Service Checklist

What the MOT test includes

The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of the test.

Components to be inspected

Body or vehicle structure and general items:

Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges likely to cause injury. Towbars for security, condition, inappropriate repairs or modification. Correct operation of 13 pin electrical socket. Speedometer condition and operation. Engine mountings.

Fuel system:

No leaks. Security and condition of pipes or hoses. Fuel cap fastens and seals securely. Note the fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.

Exhaust emissions:

Vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependent on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

Exhaust system:

Secure. Complete. Catalyst missing where one was fitted as standard. Without serious leaks and is not too noisy.

Seat belts:

All the seat belts fitted are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All mandatory seat belts must be in place. Check of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) for air bags and seat belt pre-tensioners.

Seats:

Driver’s seat can be adjusted. All seats for security and seat backs can be secured in the upright position.

Doors:

Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors should open from outside the vehicle. Hinges and catches for security and condition.

Mirrors:

Minimum number required, condition and security.

Load security:

Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

Brakes:

Condition including inappropriate repairs or modifications, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels and trims are not part of the test. ABS or electronic stability control (ESC) where fitted. Check of the MIL for ABS, electronic stability control, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning.

Tyres and wheels:

Condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected. Note: vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 – check of the MIL for tyre pressure monitoring.

Registration plates:

Condition, security, colour, characters correctly formed and spaced.

Lights:

Condition, operation including HID and LED headlamps for cleaning, self levelling and security. Headlamp aim. Main beam warning light.

Bonnet:

Securely latches in the closed position.

Wipers and washers:

Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

Windscreen:

Condition and driver’s view of the road.

Horn:

Correct operation and of suitable type.

Steering and suspension:

Condition, steering oil level, operation, a check for inappropriate repairs or modification including corrosion to power steering pipes or hoses. Operation of steering lock mechanism. Check of the MIL for electronic power steering and steering lock.

The vehicle identification number (VIN)

Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Only one unique VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.