Every vehicle older than 3 years has to have a Ministry of Transport (MOT) test annually. At VW and Audi Zone, our technicians are authorised by VOSA to carry out MOT checks on petrol and diesel vehicles and issue an MOT certificate to you. We carry out all the necessary inspections. We are also able to carry out all necessary repair work to ensure that your vehicle passes the re-test in case of a failure.

Contact us today to book a MOT for your vehicle. It is illegal to drive a vehicle that does not have a valid MOT certificate.

What the MOT test includes


The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.

The body and vehicle structure


Is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

The fuel System


Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.

The exhaust emissions


The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

The exhaust system


Is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

The seat belts


All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.

The seats


The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

The doors


Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

The mirrors


The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security.

Load security


Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

The brakes


Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

The tyres and wheels


Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.

The registration plates


Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.

The lights


Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.

The bonnet


Securely latches in the closed position.

The wipers and washers


Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

The windscreen


Its condition and the driver's view of the road.

The horn


Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

The steering and suspension


Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.

The vehicle identification number (VIN)


Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.