MOT is a mandatory safety test regulated by DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) that all vehicles more than 3 years old must undergo every year. It is essential to opt for an MOT check to determine whether your car meets all driving safety and environmental standards. Driving a vehicle with an expired MOT certificate (except for travelling to the MOT centre) can attract multiple legal troubles and heavy fines.
Is your car’s MOT about to expire?
You can consider opting for affordable MOT Stoke on Trent at DC Vehicle Repairs.
We are a DVSA-certified workshop authorised to conduct MOT checks. Our experts have the skill and experience to perform a series of MOT checks as per DVSA guidelines to assess the roadworthiness of your vehicle. In case of MOT failure, we will clearly state the reasons and carry out post-MOT repairs to make sure you enjoy superior on-road driving safety.
MOT for Class 4, 5 and 7
At our facility, we conduct MOT test Stoke on Trent for vehicles of the following classes:
Class 4: Class 4 vehicles include dual-purpose vehicles, cars with up to 8 seats, private passenger vehicles with not more than 12 seats, goods and services vehicles with dry gross weight less than 3,000kg.
Class 5: This class includes ambulances, playbuses, private passenger vehicles with 13 seats.
Class 7: Class 7 vehicles include goods and services automobiles with a dry gross weight of over 3,000kg, but less than 3,500kg.
Our MOT checklist
Our experts strictly adhere to DVSA-approved guidelines conducting MOT in Stoke on Trent and inspecting the following components of your vehicles:
Your car exhaust and emissions levels are crucial to determining whether it meets environmental standards. Therefore, we test various exhaust system components, such as catalytic converter, resonator assemblies, etc.
Tyres and wheels
We also conduct checks on the tyres and wheels of your car to ascertain that these are in proper working condition.
The suspension system is essential for your on-road driving safety. We inspect all suspension system components to ensure they are functioning optimally.
In addition to these, our MOT Test Stoke on Trent will include the following checks:
- Braking system
- Internal and external lights
- Body structure
Once the checks are complete, our team will determine whether your car has passed the test and issue an MOT certificate accordingly. If it passes the test, we will provide the VT20 certificate. This certificate will validate the roadworthiness of your car for one year. However, if it fails the test, we issue a VT30 certificate. Our professionals will clearly explain the reasons and suggest a future course of action. You can opt for post-MOT repairs from our facility, after which we will conduct a partial re-test at a reduced charge. However, you need to take the re-test within 10 working days of the actual MOT date.
Types of issues
In case of MOT failure, the VT30 certificate enlists all the issues found in your vehicle. These issues are of the following types:
Issues that fall under the dangerous category will lead to MOT failure. These issues can massively impact your vehicle’s engine performance and compromise driving safety and comfort.
Major issues will also cause your vehicle to fail its MOT Test Stoke On Trent. You need to rectify these issues at the earliest to ensure your vehicle receives the VT20 certificate.
This type of issue might not impact MOT results. However, fix these to ensure they do not damage your vehicle in the future.
If your vehicle’s MOT Stoke On Trent is about to expire and you are looking for a facility that offers MOT at affordable rates, visit us at DC Vehicle Repairs.
Call us on 01782 476785 for bookings and appointments.
Make sure to drop a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can come to our facility at 430 Weston Road, Weston Coyney, Stoke on Trent, ST3 6QB.