If you want to learn about MOT, give this post a read and get all the answers to your MOT related questions!
MOT- What is it & why is it important?
MOT is an annual test that is made mandatory by the UK govt. to be taken by all vehicles on road to ensure a vehicle’s safety and roadworthiness. This is the govt.’s way of ensuring safety for the drivers plus other passengers and to lessen accident chances. During the MOT Test, all the essential parts of a vehicle are thoroughly examined to ensure that they’re meeting all the required legal standards.
Can a car/vehicle be driven without an MOT test?
In simple words, the answer is NO! Making sure that your car is MOT tested is a legal requirement as mentioned earlier. The only time you can drive without an MOT test is when you’re driving to get it done! Otherwise you can face heavy penalty for it.
How often do you need to get the MOT test done?
As per law, you need to get your first MOT test done 3 years after the date of your car’s registration given if it is a brand new car. Please note, for a car with an age of 3 years and above, the car needs to be retested every year on the anniversary of its last MOT.
How does one check when their car’s MOT test is due?
Your MOT date is mentioned on your MOT certificate, you can always check from there. Another easy way is to log on to the Govt.uk site to know about your MOT status. Even local garage websites offer this service. You just have to enter your car’s registration number along with your vehicle make on their website and they will show you when your MOT is due.
A lot of local garages offer MOT services. One such car garage is KAP. With KAP Motors Brighton, you can book MOT Online at a date and time of your convenience. You don’t even have to pay anything upfront.
How long is the MOT test?
The MOT test is not that long. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour at max. The test covers all the electrical equipment and basic car checks. If your vehicle clears the MOT test checklist, you will be issued an MOT certificate instantly.
Can the MOT test be performed at home?
A complete and thorough MOT cannot be performed at home. You need to visit an expert who is authorized to issue the MOT certificate.