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MOT Centre
MOT Testing

JR Motors is an approved MOT test centre that tests Class 4 vehicles, which is cars and light commercials. (Further details can be found below)

A MOT at JR Motors is £50.00, RRP is £54.85

Call our service department on 01343 551862 to make an appointment

Can J R Motors test my vehicle?
When should I get an MOT for my vehicle?
Can I get an MOT before it expires?
How much does an MOT cost?
What does an MOT consist of?
What do I need to do before the test?
What documentation do I get from an MOT?
What happens if my vehicle fails its MOT?
Benefits of new style certificate?
How do I make an appointment for my vehicle?
MOT Reminder

Can you test my vehicle?
If your vehicle matches the description in Figure 1, then yes. If you are unsure then please call the number below.

Class IV Age first test certificate required (years)
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3
Motor Caravan 3
3 Wheeled vehicles (over 450 Kg unladen weight) 3
Quads (max. unladen weight 400-550 Kg for goods vehicles) 3
Dual Purpose vehicles 3
PSVs (up to 8 seats) 3
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000 Kg DGW) 3
Ambulances & Taxis(Taxis and private hire vehicles may be subject to additional local requirements) 1
Private passenger vehicles and Ambulances (9-12 passenger seats) 1
Figure 1.

Class IV Age first test certificate required (years)
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
3
Motor Caravan
3
3 Wheeled vehicles (over 450 Kg unladen weight)
3
Quads (max. unladen weight 400-550 Kg for goods vehicles)
3
Dual Purpose vehicles
3
PSVs (up to 8 seats)
3
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000 Kg DGW)
3
Ambulances & Taxis(Taxis and private hire vehicles may be subject to additional local requirements)
1
Private passenger vehicles and Ambulances (9-12 passenger seats)
1

When should I get an MOT for my vehicle?

Vehicles should receive their first MOT when they reach 3 years of age. For exceptions please refer to figure 1.

If a car is registered with no prior use on the road, the MOT will be required three years after the date of manufacture. For example, a car registered "from new" on 25th April 2000 will require its MOT no later than 25th April 2003. If a car is used prior to

registration, as would be the case with an import, the MOT will be required three years from the end of the year of manufacture. For example a car manufactured at any time in 2000 will require an MOT no later than 31st December 2003. There is no grace period given after these dates.

Can I get an MOT before it expires?

Yes. If you have 30 days or less on your current MOT certificate, provide J R Motors with your current certificate and he will add these days onto your new certificate.

How much does an MOT cost?
A full MOT costs £54.85 although J R Motors offers MOTs at a discount price of £50.00. This price is correct at the time of the posting of this web page and is subject to change. For an up-to-date price please call 01343 551 862.

What does an MOT consist of?

Vehicle identification number - a vehicle identification number must be permanently displayed and legible on a vehicle first used on or after 1 August 1980.

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 washer - operate to give the driver a clear view of the road

Windscreen - condition and drivers view of 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 seat 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 requirements 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 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 and type, and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested.

Brakes - condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent 4-wheel drive will be tested on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained declinometer.

What do I need to do before the test?
· Check that all the seats are clear for the tester to check the seatbelts.
· Bring old certificate with you
· If the vehicle is diesel, please bring service book for tester to check the last time the timing belt was replaced.

What documentation do I get from an MOT?
Pass = VT20 MOT test certificate
Fail = VT30 Refusal of an MOT test certificate
Advice = VT32 Advisory Notice

What happens if my vehicle fails its MOT?

You will receive a VT30 and can get the MOT repairs completed at J R Motors.

If the vehicle is left at the test station for repairs and is retested before the end of 10 working days, then only a partial retest is needed for which no fee may be charged.

If the vehicle is removed from the test station for repairs and returned for retest within 10 working days, then only a partial retest is needed and a partial retest fee of £25 will be charged.

Benefits of new style certificate
Now you can tax/SORN your vehicle on the internet and by phone:
www.direct.gov.uk/taxdisc
0870 850 4444

How do I make an appointment for my vehicle?
Call us now on 01343 551862

MOT Reminder
When you become a customer with J R Motors you will automatically be put onto our MOT reminder system, therefore you will be sent a letter approx. a month before your MOT is due


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