Car & Bike MOT Test in Bedford
Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it’s three years old. There are different rules if it’s used as a taxi.
The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn’t mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The test doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
We have designated test bays where we conduct the test, using a range of equipment that meets the required specification for MOT testing. The standard test procedures are laid out in an inspection manual that the test station should make available on request. If your vehicle has failed the test, you’ll 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. Book your MoT in Bedford online today. We carry out MoT's 6 days a week, to see when our next space is free please use our online booking system to book or give us a call on 01234 328477.
It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully on a public highway or renew your road fund licence. Recent computerisation of the MOT Testing system by DVSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT.
The penalty for not having a valid MOT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MOT.
During the MOT the following things are checked:
- Vehicle Identification Number
- Registration Plate
- Steering & Suspension
- Wipers and washer bottle
- Fuel System
- Wheels & Tyres
- Other Items can be checked depending upon them being fit to your Vehicle
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