Middlesbrough MOT Centre

The MOT Test

By law vehicles that are over 3 years old must be tested annually to comply with the minimum standards required for lawful use on the public highway.


This can be a time of concern for the owner as to how their vehicle will fare going through the test – it really does not need to be – remember, the test is in place to make sure that at this one point in time your vehicle is safe for you, your family & other road users.

It is also worth remembering that an MOT Test is not a substitute for proper & regular servicing, passing the MOT Test does not mean that your vehicle will remain safe for the following 12 months.

The diagram below shows the major areas of your vehicle that will undergo testing with the test being carried out by our fully qualified & VOSA approved technicians.

Vehicle Structure

MOT Vehicle Checks

Without a valid MOT, your car insurance and road tax become invalidated and your car may not be road worthy. The penalty for driving a vehicle on the road with an expired MOT certificate is a fixed penalty notice from the police, currently £60, or a court fine up to a maximum of £100.

Remember you can arrange an appointment online & can have an MOT test completed up to one month before the expiry of your current MOT.

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