Motor Bike and Car M.OT

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At Car Pro Ltd we offer Car & Bike M.O.T'S


1. The MOT test

You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.


It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.


The leaflets ‘Your car and the MOT’ and ‘Your motorbike and the MOT’ include a list of the parts of your vehicle that will be tested.


2. When to test


You must get an MOT test for your car by either:


  • the third anniversary of its registration

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


In some cases, you’ll need to get a test when it’s 1 year old - check the MOT fees table to see if this applies to your vehicle.


You’ll then need to renew your MOT before it expires. The earliest date you can renew is 1 month before it expires - this date is printed on the pass certificate.


You must use an approved MOT test centre to get your MOT. Only centres showing the blue sign with 3 white triangles can carry out your MOT.


Approved centres must show an official ‘MOT Test: Fees and Appeals’ poster on a public notice board on their premises. This must list contact details for your local DVSA area office.


3. If your MOT has expired


You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT’s expired. You could be prosecuted if caught.


The only exception is if you’ve already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre.


4. Detailed information


Read the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA’s) MOT inspection manuals and guides for a detailed breakdown of what’s covered in an MOT test.


Below you will find a detailed description of what is involved in the UK MOT test for motorcycles and motorbikes.

Having a good knowledge of the MOT test procedures will help you prepare your motorcycle for it's MOT test


a) Sitting on machine check:

1. All controls, switches and horn
2. Front suspension, forks, handlebars and head bearings

b) At the front of the machine check:

1. Front lights and indicators
2. Front brake master cylinder (if fitted)

c) Place the machine on its stand and raise front wheel check:

1. Steering, front forks and head bearings
2. Front brake and wheel bearings
3. Wheel and tyre condition

d) Lower front wheel and go to right side of vehicle and check:

1. Frame, VIN, seat and foot rest
2. Exhaust system
3. Final drive (if fitted to RHS of machine)
4. Rear wheel, tyre and brake

e) Raise the rear wheel and check:

1. Rear wheel, rear brake/components and tyre condition
2. Rear suspension and final drive

f) At the rear check:

1. Rear position lamp(s)/stop lamp(s)/reflectors and indicators
2. Rear suspension
3. Registration Plate

g) On the left of the machine check:

1. Frame and foot rest
2. Exhaust system
3. Final drive (if fitted to LHS of machine)
4. Rear wheel, tyre and brake

h) At the front of the machine check:

1. Wheel alignment
2. Headlamp aim
3. Brake performance

If a sidecar is fitted it will also be examined in a manner specified by VOSA with respect to Security, Suspension, Wheel Bearings and Wheel Alignment.