Understanding the Annual Inspection at MOT Sutton

At Sutton MOT, we been providing MOT services for as far back as many of our clients in Surrey can remember. We’ve seen all types of cars come through our doors and we’ve inspected them all since we opened way back in 1970.

Do you know whichelements of your vehicleare tested to gainthe important MOT certificate that keeps your vehicle legal and roadworthy for the next 12 months?The current test we undertake at MOT Sutton includes an inspection of the following:

  • Braking Performance
  • Wheels and Tyres
  • Condition of Seat Belts
  • Signalling and Lighting
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Vehicle Bodywork
  • Exhaust Emissions
  • Windscreen and Wipers

MOT testing garages in Sutton and throughout the UK are regulated and licenced by the Department of Transport. Individuals carrying out the MOT test all have to be trained and certified. The decision to pass or fail each vehicle is down to the discretion of the inspector, using guidelines provided by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).

An MOT test certificate shows that the vehicle has met the acceptable environmental and road safety standards needed to take it onto the road.The test does not cover the condition of the engine, gearbox or clutch. Sutton MOT can still provide traditional inspections and car repairs on these components by request.

The History of the MOT Test

The MOT Test was first implemented in 1960 under the direction of the Ministry of Transport. Back then, a basic a brake, light and steering check was carried out after ten years and then every year thereafter. This was reduced to seven years after a high number of test failures in the first year or so.

In the subsequent years, more and more items got added to the MOT test procedure in keeping with the development of the motor vehicle.In 1983, the testable age for all vehicles, including ambulances, taxis and minibuses, was reduced to one year.

Here at Sutton MOT, we are constantly carrying out MOT tests as one of the leading inspection garages in the Surrey area. We’ve seen all of the changes made to the test procedureover the years and, with the addition of innovativeinspectionequipment, the MOT test has become far simpler for us.

We Undertake Car Servicing and MOT Tests at Combined Prices

Visit Sutton MOT for one of our combined car servicing and MOT testing packages and you’ll receive a genuine value-for-money service that lowers the annual cost of vehicle maintenance and inspection. Clients in Sutton and the wider Surrey area can use us for car servicing knowing we undertake all work to dealership standards.

We also carry out MOT and car repairs. Sutton MOT is one of the few garages in the area to provide such an extensive range of professional automotive services. Contact us today to book in for aninspection, car servicing or car repairs. You can trust us implicitly because we’ve been around for nearly as long as the MOT itself!

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