Middleton MOT Centre | MOT Information
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What is involved…..To ensure that your vehicle meets minimum road safety standards, your vehicle must have an annual test carried out by a Vehicle Inspectorate approved tester. Our Approved MOT Testing Station number is 9VTS 43198J. Click here to book your MOT test online. Our fixed price MOT test is £40.00 (Normally £54.00). Below is a list of all elements that are checked during an MOT test:


  • 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.
  • Lights 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.
  • Wipers and Washers Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road.
  • Windscreen Condition and drivers view of the road.
  • Horn Correct operation and type.
  • Seatbelts All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place.
  • Seats Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Doors 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.
  • Mirrors Presence, condition and security.
  • Wheels and Tyres Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.
  • Brakes Condition operation and performance (efficiency test). Wheels are not removed during the test. The tester only examines what they can see, reach or feel.