Visit My Garage and be rest assured that our workshops are approved by VOSA, (Vehicle Operator Services Agency) and all MOT tests are completed by MOT testers nominated by VOSA. All of our workshops are manufacturer approved with all of our technicians being Manufacturer trained, so you can be confident that when your car receives an MOT from us, it will be in good hands.
For your convenience My Garage are happy to offer:
If you choose to wait for your MOT, we are happy to offer a comfortable lounge to relax in, including tea, coffee and free WIFI. If you need to be somewhere we can always drop you off and pick you up, just ask your service advisor for details or simply ask for a collection and delivery, our drivers will collect your car and bring it back to you once the MOT has been completed.
Body / vehicle structure / 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 / 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: Drivers seat for adjustment. 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/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 leveling and security. Headlamp aim. Main beam warning light.
Bonnet:Securely latches in the closed position.
Wipers/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.
Vehicle identification number: Present on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.
Electrical: Visible electrical wiring and battery.
How are vehicles tested?MOT test stations have designated test bays where they conduct the test, using a range of equipment which meets the required specification for MOT testing. The standard test procedures are laid out in an inspection manual which the test station should make available on request. If your vehicle has failed the test, you will be given a failure document with reference to this manual. You can watch the test from a designated viewing area but you are not allowed to interrupt the tester while he is working. All MOT testers have been on a training course with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and their test standards are checked regularly.
If you have lost or damaged your test certificate: You may purchase a duplicate test certificate from us. However you must demonstrate your right to acquire the duplicate document. You must provide the test number from the original certificate or the unique number from the registration document (V5c), plus the Vehicle Registration Mark. Alternatively you may present the vehicle to the original MOT test station to satisfy this proof. The fee for a duplicate certificate is £10 or half the test fee if this is less.
To book your vehicle in please contact Sharon or Grace on 01384 848 438 or click book a service on this page.