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Micheldever Tyre Serves is an authorised MOT test centre and can carry out an MOT test on your vehicle. Your vehicle must be in a ‘roadworthy’ condition and it is the law that every vehicle over the age of 3 years old has a valid MOT. It is a legal requirement that your vehicle must be tested on an annual basis.

When does a car require an MOT?

The first MOT on a car should take place when the vehicle is 3 years old – please note that this could be different if this has 8 seats or more and/or is a taxi. An MOT tests the important elements of your vehicle to ensure they meet the minimum legal requirements, you should continue to make sure that your car maintains this standard as a minimum at all times.

Check your vehicles MOT due date here.

Micheldever Tyre and Auto Services offering car MOTs serving the following areas Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Alton, Fleet, Camberley, Alresford, Newbury and the surrounding areas. Same day fitting available on thousands of tyres.

Click here to book your MOT at Micheldever Tyre Services

Car MOT being undertaken

The components that are inspected during an MOT are:

  • Vehicle structure also known as the body – to ensure that there isn’t any excessive corrosion or damage including any sharp edges that could cause harm/injury
  • Towbars or modifications
  • Correct operation of 13 pin electrical socket.
  • Speedometer condition and operation
  • Engine mountings
  • Fuel System – condition and free from leakages
  • Fuel cap
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Exhaust system – free from leakages
  • Seat belts – all must be in place
  • Check of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (air bags and seat belt pre tensioners and load limiters)
  • Seats – adjustments
  • Doors – opened from inside and out
  • Mirrors
  • Load security
  • Brakes (Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if applicable)
  • Dashboard Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)
  • Electronic park brake and brake fluid warning
  • Tyres and wheels – tread depth, size, type and condition. Check of the MIL for Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will be carried out on vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012
  • Registration plates
  • Lights
  • Bonnet
  • Window wipers and washers
  • Windscreen
  • Horn
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Steering oil level
  • Steering lock mechanism
  • Electronic power steering and steering lock
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Electrical wiring and battery.

For full information about MOT’s and to check when your vehicle is due an MOT please search here.

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