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mot check list
« on: 14 April 2005, 04:32 »
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 washers - operate to give the driver a clear view of the road

Windscreen - condition and drivers view of the 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 seats 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 requirement 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 the 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 either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester

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Addition to this post by 'richandhazel'

Very useful post there from free. Iwould like to add this link which, I think, is very useful and compliments this post very well:-

THE MOT TESTERS MANUAL
« Last Edit: 18 April 2005, 20:22 by richandhazel »

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Re: mot cheack list
« Reply #1 on: 15 April 2005, 17:17 »
I heard recently that the spare wheel is checked if it is present - BUT, it is not mandatory. Therefore, if it isn't in the car to start with they don't check it and you don't fail :wink:

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Re: mot cheack list
« Reply #2 on: 18 April 2005, 14:43 »
I heard recently that the spare wheel is checked if it is present - BUT, it is not mandatory. Therefore, if it isn't in the car to start with they don't check it and you don't fail :wink:

^^^^^^^^^That is correct. If you've got one dodgy tyre, stick the spare on and keep the dodgy tyre at home when you go for the MOT :wink:

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Re: mot cheack list
« Reply #3 on: 18 April 2005, 17:09 »
f**k it just get a dodgy MOT :laugh:

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Re: mot cheack list
« Reply #4 on: 18 April 2005, 17:16 »
also lights which probably doesn apply to most here but must have 1 working fog or reverse light regardless of how many are fitted.

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Re: mot check list
« Reply #5 on: 18 April 2005, 18:45 »
You don't need reverse lights/light. We had this debate once before.

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Re: mot check list
« Reply #6 on: 23 April 2005, 23:08 »
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I heard recently that the spare wheel is checked if it is present - BUT, it is not mandatory. Therefore, if it isn't in the car to start with they don't check it and you don't fail

No, that is incorrect.

The presenter MUST be informed, but you CAN NOT fail a car for a dodgy spare

ref mot manual:  Tyres fitted to the road wheels only.  The vehicle presenter should be informed when it is noticed that there is a defective tyre on a spare wheel

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Re: mot check list
« Reply #7 on: 26 May 2005, 22:19 »
i cant seem to get me reverse lights to work, are you sure it will get through the next mot ok? :undecided:
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Re: mot check list
« Reply #8 on: 26 May 2005, 22:57 »
i cant seem to get me reverse lights to work, are you sure it will get through the next mot ok? :undecided:

You should be ok, it's not on this list to check that I found on the net, this is just one of the first sites I came across so have a look at the very first list of examined items  -----> http://www.motuk.co.uk/mot_testing.htm
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Re: mot check list
« Reply #9 on: 27 May 2005, 00:43 »
i cant seem to get me reverse lights to work, are you sure it will get through the next mot ok? :undecided:

Definate, mine have never worked on the cabrio as I have the wrong switch on the gearbox (replacement gearbox).