Vehicles Over 3 Years Old are Legally Required to undergo an MOT Test

Vehicles over 3 years old are required by law in the UK to have an annual MOT (Ministry of Transport) Test*. An MOT Test is an inspection of your vehicle to ensure it meets legally set road safety and environmental standards. 

During the MOT test, our 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 your vehicle fails the MOT Test, 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 the Following:

  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Registration Plate
  • Lights
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Wipers and washer bottle
  • Windscreen
  • Horn
  • Seatbelts
  • Seats
  • Fuel System
  • Emissions
  • Bodywork
  • Doors
  • Mirrors
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Brakes

Why Choose Chipping Sodbury Motor Company for your Vehicle’s MOT Test?


  • When you book your vehicle’s MOT Test with us, you can rest assured that the work will be carried out to exact standards by our Ford-trained technicians.
  • We will keep you informed if any repair work is required and if we can’t repair your car on the same day as the MOT Test, we’ll offer you a prompt alternative date.
  • Any required repairs will be carried out the highest standards by our Ford-trained technicians using Ford quality parts.
  • We will provide exact and competitive pricing, along with a full written explanation of the invoice and work completed. This is a reassuring record of your vehicle’s history for any future buyers and can help maintain its resale value.

Please remember, it’s your responsibility to have your vehicle tested every 12 months.

Click here to book an MOT for your vehicle or contact Service Reception on 01454 338998 for further information.

 *Without a current MOT certificate, it is 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.