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If your car is older than three years, you will need to ensure it has a valid MOT Certificate. At Woodston Motorist Centre, Peterborough, we are able to carry out a full inspection of your car, van or 4x4 to ensure it's roadworthy and fully compliant with DVSA and the Ministry of Transport standards. Your MOT will then be due every year thereafter.

Our dedicated MOT testers are fully trained and know all about the latest changes to legislation and the impact that might have on you and your vehicle. They will also be freely available to offer advice and pre-test tips to help ease your mind before inspection. 


Should you need any work carrying out on your vehicle, we can help save you time and money, carrying these out for you on-site, at a competitive price. We will always check with you first and inform you of the costs beforehand. 



During your MOT inspection some of the things we check includes... 

  • Body and Structure: We check that the vehicles body is free from excessive corrosion. We also check specific areas for other damage, that there are no sharp edges that could cause harm and that things like tow bars are correctly fitted and that their condition is good.

  • The Fuel System: We check that there are no leaks from the fuel system and we check that all caps seal properly.

  • Emissions: When we MOT your vehicle we check that it complies legal requirements for exhaust emissions, we also take into account the age and the fuel the vehicle uses.

  • The Exhaust System: The exhaust system needs to be secured to the chassis without any serious leaks or "heavy" noise.

  • Seats: We check that all seats are safe and secure.

  • Seat Belts: During the MOT DVSA insists that all seat belts are properly installed, they are the correct type, in good condition and operate correctly. All compulsory seat belts need to be in place at the time of the MOT.

  • Doors: We check that doors open from the inside and outside and that they close securely.

  • Mirrors: We check that the vehicle has the minimum amount of mirrors, their condition and that they are securely attached.

  • The Boot: When in the "closed" position the boot, hatchback or tailgate must be secure.

  • Brakes: This is one of the most key parts of an MOT. We check their condition, their ability to operate correctly, performance and condition.

  • Tyres: Another key check, we check for condition, how secure they are and depth of tread.

  • Registration Plates: We check the overall condition of the plates as well as "colour" and that all the characters are correctly spaced.

  • Lights: During the MOT we test the lights for their overall condition and operation as well as the headlight aim.

  • Bonnet: The bonnet must close securely.

  • Windscreen: The windscreen must be clean and void of cracks and allow good visibility.

  • Wipers and Washers: These must work without fail and allow for good visibility in all weathers.

  • Horn: During the MOT the horn is checked for operation and suitability.

  • Steering and Suspension: Both are tested for "play" as well as condition and operation.

  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): These are on all vehicles first used from August 1980 onwards and only a single vehicle identification number should be displayed unless of course you have a multi-stage build vehicle.


Check when your next MOT Test is due on the DVSA website...

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