It is a legal requirement that your vehicle has an MOT every year once it is three years old or older. Essentially this is an annual visual inspection that ensures your vehicle complies with the minimum safety regulations as set out by VOSA. A new MOT can be pre-dated up to one calendar month in advance of any existing MOT certificate.
An MOT should normally take around 45 minutes to complete and is always carried out by accredited VOSA tester. To ensure your vehicle is a roadworthy condition a number of checks are performed including around the underneath the vehicle, the interior including seat belts, SRS systems along with the condition of the tyres, brakes and steering to name but a few.
If your vehicle passes in our Cheshunt MOT test bay as with all our other branches, you will be issued with a VT20 (MOT pass certificate) and the results are logged into the VOSA computer system. You vehicle may pass with advisory items included printed below, these are items that will require attention soon and you will be advised of the importance of these upon completion of the MOT test by either the nominated tester or one of our service advisors at reception.
If you vehicle should fail an MOT test then you will be issued with a VT30 (MOT failure certificate). The nominated MOT tester will explain why your vehicle has failed and the associated remedies required to get your vehicle to pass. In most cases we can carry out this remedies to ensure your vehicle passes on the same day as our Cheshunt MOT test centre.
MOT While you wait
While having a MOT in Cheshunt at our MOT centre you can either leave it with us or you may wait in our comfortable reception waiting area fitted with flat screen TVs and free WiFi or you may choose to watch the MOT test in the designated viewing area.
Here is a link of the MOT inspection manual for class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles.