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At Sun Motors we carry out MOT's on all makes of passenger vehicles/light commercial vehicles, both petrol and diesel, hybrid and electric ( 3000 Kg ) Class M1

 

1. When to get an MOT

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards at the time of the test. It does not guarantee the cars safety/environmental standards for 12 months, a common misconception.

You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration

  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

 

In order to preserve the expiry date of your MOT, the earliest date you can get an MOT before the old one runs out is 30 days before it's current expiry date. This can be found on your MOT certificate. You can have your car tested before that date but you lose any remaining time thereon.

If the MOT has run out you can’t drive your vehicle on the road unless it's to and from an MOT station, where it has been booked in for it's test. If the MOT has run out, it could invalidate your insurance.

 

When presenting your vehicle here for it's MOT, please ensure that we can access all seat belts (removing child seats if possible), that the drivers view through the windscreen is not obstructed by phone holders, stickers, fluffy dice/air fresheners, sat nav and camera devices. 

There are a few basic checks you can make yourself before the test, for example, checking you have screen wash in the reservoir, all the lights work, tyre pressures are correct and all the seat belts work as intended. Leave the boot space clear if you can. Also make sure we have any fuel filler cap keys and locking wheel nuts, if fitted.

Owners of diesel vehicles should be aware that the exhaust  emissions test can put severe strain on the timing/cam belt (if your vehicle has one). Should this belt snap during the emissions test, catastrophic engine damage will most likely occur. If you are unsure about the integrity of you timing/cam belt, please talk to us when presenting your car for it's MOT test!

Yearly M.O.T Test