Before your car is able to hit the road, it must first undergo some inspections under by the standards of the ministry of transport in Great Britain. This annual test tests the vehicle’s road worthiness in terms of exhaust emissions as well as the vehicle safety. These tests were outlined in the Traffic Act of 1988.
These laws apply to all vehicles that use public roads. Now under the current government department (Department of Transport), this test is administered by the auspices of the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
An MOT can be administered by over 20,000 local repair garages and shops. These are authorised testers and certificate issuing entities. The testers are required to apply by using the VT01 form from the DVSA in order to be approved MOT testers. In order to be approved, the station must meet minimal criteria set by the DVSA. You can check the MOT status of a vehicle online if not sure about the validity of the certificate or when to book your next test appointment. To do this, you will need to have the vehicle registration mark in addition to any one of the following: MOT test number or the V5C document reference number. You can compare the online MOT certificate details and match them with recorded information to ensure its genuine.
MOT Conventry centres can be found all over the area. They are certified by the board and give credible certificates. Having this test done for your car is a good safety precaution for it protects the driver as well as the car. Additionally, it helps you avoid traffic check hassles. It is best to have the test and certificate as required every year.
This procedure should not be confused with regular servicing because the two are different. Servicing does not include the mechanical part of the check up and does not meet the mot testing standards.
If the mot is expired, the vehicle cannot be driven on the road for it is regarded as a potential unchecked threat by the DVSA. If caught driving a vehicle with an expired MOT licence, you are subject to prosecution. When done in an approved centre, the centre must keep the fee and appeals information and forward it go the DVSA area office.
One can renew the licence a month before it expires. The check up process is rather short and simple, it only requires you to get the vehicle to the certified test centre and wait as the certified professionals test different aspects of the car. After the process and if your car passes the inspection, you will be ready to lawfully drive the vehicle anywhere in the country. If not sure about what is required of or from you before and when booking an appointment to a test centre, check the DVSA website for more information. There you can find information about where some test centres are located, the status of your current mot, when it should be renewed, and so forth. It is basically a very simplified navigation guidance to getting your mot licence.