Motors is an approved MOT test centre that tests Class 4 vehicles,
which is cars and light commercials. (Further details can be found
MOT at JR Motors is £40.00 until Dec31 2018, RRP is £54.85
our service department on 01343 551862 to make an appointment
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?
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.
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)
first test certificate required (years)
(up to 8 passenger seats)
Wheeled vehicles (over 450 Kg unladen weight)
(max. unladen weight 400-550 Kg for goods vehicles)
(up to 8 seats)
vehicles (up to 3,000 Kg DGW)
& Taxis(Taxis and private hire vehicles may be subject
to additional local requirements)
passenger vehicles and Ambulances (9-12 passenger seats)
should I get an MOT for my vehicle?
should receive their first MOT when they reach 3 years of age.
For exceptions please refer to figure 1.
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
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.
I get an MOT before it expires?
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.
much does an MOT cost?
A full MOT costs £54.85 although J R Motors offers MOTs at a discount price
of £40.00 until Dec31 2018.
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.
does an MOT consist of?
identification number - a vehicle identification number must be
permanently displayed and legible on a vehicle first used on or
after 1 August 1980.
Plate - condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers
- condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps
will also be checked to see if the aim is correct.
and suspension - correct condition and operation
and washer - operate to give the driver a clear view of the road
- condition and drivers view of road
- correct operation and type
- all seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation
and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place
- front seat secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in
the upright position
system - no leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely.
The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.
emissions - vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emission.
These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.
system - complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences
structure - free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific
areas. No sharp edges
- 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.
- presence, condition and security
and tyres - condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread
depth. Spare tyres are not tested.
- 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.
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.
documentation do I get from an MOT?
Pass = VT20 MOT test certificate
Fail = VT30 Refusal of an MOT test certificate
Advice = VT32 Advisory Notice
happens if my vehicle fails its MOT?
will receive a VT30 and can get the MOT repairs completed at J
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.
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.
of new style certificate
Now you can tax/SORN your vehicle on the internet and by phone:
0870 850 4444
do I make an appointment for my vehicle?
Call us now on 01343 551862
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