What is MOT test?

What is MOT test?

MOT stands for Ministry of Transport and therefore MOT test is the ministry of transport annual test of the automobile safety, exhaust emissions aspects and the road worthiness of the vehicle. MOT test needs to be done for all vehicles which are more than three years old. MOT test is required in the United Kingdom. Similar tests needs to be done annually in other countries too but the name of the test can be different.

MOT test is required by VOSA. This is Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, which work within Department Of Transport. MOT certificates in Northern Ireland are issued by DVA – Driver and Vehicle Agency.

In Great Britain there are many authorized entities which can conduct the MOT test which have authorization from VOSA, including local car repair shops and local garages. Any individual can start running a MOT station as a small business. The first step to do this is to apply for authorization from Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. VOSA needs to inform the person what are the minimum criteria for the business premises and for the individuals which will work there with VT01 form.

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In Northern Ireland this is exclusively a Driver and Vehicle Agency business and it is preformed at their own test centers.

Cotage Street Garage are Macclesfield’s MOT Test Centre & Car Servicing Specialists. They are automotive repair specialists with expertise in MOT testing. If you live and/or work in Macclesfield, Cheshire, you are more than welcome to visit their garage. For more about MOT test visit: http://www.cottagestreetgarage.co.uk

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