If your vehicle is 3 years old or more then you are required by law to have an MOT.

The MOT is an annual safety check and the purpose of the test is to ensure that your vehicle meets the minimum safety standard set out by the ministry of transport in the road traffic act. Our dedicated Macclesfield MOT centre is fully certified by the vehicle and operator services agency (VOSA) so you can rest assured that when you book in for an MOT with M&R Motors you are sure of a fair test and that the satisfactory standards have been met before a pass certificate is issued. We offer a courtesy MOT reminder letter mailing service so you won’t forget your MOT next year.

What’s involved in an MOT

corrosion within 30cm of a structural mounting point sharp edges/protrusions that could damage other road users (pedestrians)
leaks, component security
exhaust security, corrosion and holes excessive smoke from tailpipe/meets emissions limits when tested

correct seat belt operation when latching, unlatching and recoil.

condition of the webbing, no tears or fraying.

seat security, drivers seat must move and latch on runners.

all doors must open from the outside, front doors must open from both inside and outside.

condition and security of drivers
wing mirror and one other mirror.

condition and security of all brake components including abs, any hydraulic system leaks.

efficiency test using dedicated measuring devices.

condition and security, no signs of
damage, accessible valve, tread depth same size tyre/wheel across an
legible and correct for vehicle,
condition and security, correct spacing of characters.
correct colour and function of all
exterior lights.
correct operation, condition and
security, effectively clearing the windscreen, washer jets hit
no object or chip/crack that
obstructs the driver’s view of the road
condition and operation, any
play/wear in and related component.
spare wheel, rear wiper &
washer, reversing lights.


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The above table is only a basic guide to help you prepare for your MOT test. Not all testables are listed and this guide should only be used as a reference. For further information relating to your vehicles MOT test give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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