|Below is a full list of all elements
that are checked during an MOT test.
Not more than one different identification number should be
present on a vehicle first used on or after 1 August 1980. However,
the same number may be displayed in more than one place.
Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers.
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
Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road
Condition and drivers view of the road
Correct operation and type
All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition,
operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place.
Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in
the upright position.
No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel
cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.
Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on
the age and fuel type of the vehicle.
Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.
Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No
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.
Presence, condition and security
Wheels and Tyres
Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres
are not inspected.
Condition operation and performance (efficiency test). Wheels are
not removed during the test. The tester only examines what they can
see, reach or feel.