Once your vehicle has reached three years old, it is a legal requirement to have an MOT every year. This is basically an annual visual safety inspection to make sure that your vehicle meets the minimum safety regulations set out by VOSA. The MOT can be pre-dated up to one calendar month in advance of an existing MOT certificate.
An MOT is carried out by a tester that has been accredited by VOSA ,and he will carry out a format of inspections to your vehicle, including under the vehicle in the interior checking safety features like seat belts, SRS systems etc, and condition of tyres steering and suspension. This should take approximately 45 minutes. All this is carried out to insure that your vehicle is in a condition which is roadworthy.
All the results are put into a VOSA computer system and if the vehicle passes, you will be issued with a VT20 (pass certificate). You can still have a pass certificate but with advisory items that are printed bellow, these are items which will require attention soon, and you will be advised on the importance of each of these. This will be explained to you by the nominated tester or by one of our service advisor at the service reception.
Should your MOT test not pass, you will be issued with a VT30, which is a failure Certificate. Again this will be explained to you by the tester or service advisor and most works can be carried out same day subject to availability at Mr Unique MOT centre in Hoddesdon.
MOT While you wait
Whilst you MOT test is being carried you can either watch in a designated viewing area or relax in front of one of our flat screen televisions in the comfortable reception waiting area with free wifi and hot tea.
Here is a link of the MOT inspection manual for class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles.