We are approved by Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and all MoT tests are completed by MoT testers nominated by VOSA. We can combine an MOT with a service, with trained technicians, the latest diagnostic equipment, and guaranteed parts and labour – why go elsewhere?

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 your Japanese car is required when it’s three years old. There are different rules if it’s used as a taxi.

You can book an MOT up to 28 days in advance. DON’T LET IT EXPIRE!

This is a list of the elements that are checked during an MOT:

Vehicle Identification Number:

Not more than one different identification number should be present on a vehicle first used on or after 1 August 1980. However, the same number may be displayed in more than one place.

Registration Plate:

Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers.


Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct.

Steering and Suspension:

Correct condition and operation.


Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road.


Condition and drivers view of the road.


Correct operation and type.


All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place.

Fuel System:

No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.


Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

Exhaust Emissions:

Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

Exhaust System:

Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

Vehicle Structure:

Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges.


Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.


Presence, condition and security.

Wheels and Tyres:

Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.


Condition operation and performance (efficiency test). Wheels are not removed during the test. The tester only examined what they can see, reach or feel.

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