Wherever you have your MoT, there is a strong possibility that your car will need some repairs, however minor. If you have the test at Aberdale Ford, we can make sure any work is carried out, by Ford-trained technicians, to the standards you can expect from the UK's largest Ford retail dealer. This ensures your warranty is unaffected and can help maintain your vehicle's resale value, too.
If your vehicle is three years old or more, you're required by law to have an annual safety check called the Ministry of Transport Test - the MoT Test.
The MoT ensures that your vehicle meets the minimum legal safety level.
Without a current MoT certificate, it's illegal to drive your vehicle or renew your road fund license. And now the MoT testing system has been computerised, police and mobile camera units can check remotely whether your vehicle has a current MoT or not.
Please remember, it's your responsibility to have your vehicle tested every 12 months.
During the MoT test, a government-authorised tester will check your vehicle comprehensively, including the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and underneath the vehicle. The tester records each check and if your vehicle passes the test, you'll be issued with a VT20 'pass' certificate. If it fails, you'll receive a VT30 'failure' document. You'll also be told of any 'advisory' items - those that haven't quite failed the test, but which need careful monitoring.
The MoT test covers all the following:
Once you've booked your vehicle in for its MoT, you need to take your Vehicle Registration Document - often referred to as the 'V5' document - and a means of paying the current fee.
You can book an MoT up to 28 days in advance of its due date. Most people don't realise, but the expiry date on your new MoT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one, which means you could have an MoT that lasts for 13 months. The MoT certificate is only required if you would like the new MoT to run for more than 12 months.
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