Here at Harper Motors in Maidenhead we MOT test both Class 4 (cars & motorhomes) and Class 7 (commercial vehicles over 3000Kg to 3500Kg).
The MOT Test is a legal requirement for any car that is over three years old. In addition the test needs to be completed every year on the anniversary of the previous test.
It is illegal to use a car on the road without a valid MOT Test (unless you are travelling to an MOT Test Centre), so this is something that you must ensure is kept up to date every year.
You need an MOT for three main reasons:
What does the MOT Test Check?
The MOT Test is designed to ensure that your car is safe for you, safe for other road users and safe for the environment. In order to do this there are 16 parts of the car that are checked.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
The test requires that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)is legibly displayed on yourcar.
The condition, security, legibility and the format of the letters and numbers on your registration plate will be checked as part of the MOT Test.
The condition, security, operation and colour of your car’s lights will be checked, including the aim of the headlights.
Steering and Suspension
The Steering and suspension components of your car will be checked to ensure they are in the good condition and that they operate correctly.
Wheels and Tyres
Your vehicle’s wheels and tyres will be checked for a number of key points: the condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth.
The MOT tests the efficiency of the vehicle’s braking performance, condition and operation. We have a rolling road brake tester for this.
Wipers and Washer Bottle
Your Wipers and Washers will be checked to ensure they operate properly and give you a clear view of the road.
The Windscreen condition and driver’s view of the road will be checked, including that there are no chips or cracks affecting your line of sight.
The horn’s operation will be checked for effectiveness and compliance with the type of horn acceptable.
All seatbelts throughout the vehicle are checked they are of the right type, condition, correct operation and security and that all compulsory seatbelts are in place.
The front seats of your vehicle are checked to ensure they are secure.
The fuel system is checked for leaks and that the fuel cap fastens and seals securely.
Exhaust emissions are checked to ensure your vehicle is within the specified guidelines and that the exhaust is complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.
The vehicle’s structure and body shell are checked for excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas of the vehicle.
The doors are checked to ensure they open and close correctly and that the latch is secure in the closed position.
The mirrors on your vehicle will be checked for condition and security.
Free MOT Test
When you book your car in for an MOT at the same time as a full service, then the MOT is FREE!
If all you need is an intermediate service, then you can still get the MOT at half price. When you want an MOT in Maidenhead, we are here to help save you money.
Tel: 01628 500999
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mob: 07789 967 142
For when you have a problem outside normal hours.