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MOT Test Checklist

The MOT test is a safety inspection of your vehicle and it is a legal requirement that it is undertaken annually once a vehicle reaches three years of age.

The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) have specific conditions that the vehicle must pass in order for it to be deemed road and environmentally safe.

Find out what is inspected during the MOT test here:

What is Checked

Car Interior

Wipers, windscreen, wheel, horn, seats, seatbelts, body, boot, fuel system, exhaust, doors, mirrors, brakes, suspension, tyres, wheels, registration plate, lights, bonnet and battery will be checked in the MOT test

Seats and Seatbelts




Car Exterior


All lights (front, rear, brake, indicators, rear reflectors, fog and registration plate) must:

Windows and Wipers

The 290mm closest to the driver makes up the swept area of the windscreen. Damage larger than 10mm in this area will result in a MOT fail

Tyres & Wheels



Registration Plates

Car Engine


Steering & Suspension

Fuel System


For more information on the MOT test contact your local PTA Garage Services branch where our technicians will be able to answer any further questions you may have.

Find out what is checked in the Class 7 MOT here.

You can book your next MOT online at your local PTA Garage Services branch here.