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Every motorist must keep their vehicle driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The UK Government’s MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.


An MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable road safety and environmental standards required by law. It does not necessarily mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the entire life of the certificate.  The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox. It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.


To check the current status of your vehicle's MOT and Road Tax, use this link.


The UK government's maximum MOT test fee (at 1/1/2016) is £54.85.  We charge £45 for an MOT test, with no extra charge for any retest if needed, (if conducted within 10 working days of the original test).



What do we test?

Components tested during your MOT test are usually:




Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Legibly displayed

Registration plate

Condition, security, legibility and format of letters and numbers


Condition, operation, security and colour of vehicle’s lights. Headlamp aim is correct

Steering and suspension

Correct condition and operation including steering lock and power steering warning light

Wipers and washer bottle

Operate properly.  Give the driver a clear view of the road


Effectiveness and type is correct

Seatbelts (including rear)

Type, condition, correct operation and security.  All mandatory seatbelts are in place



Condition, driver's view of the road and that there are no chips or cracks affecting the driver's line of sight


Driver's seat for adjustment.  Security

Fuel system

Leaks and condition.  Fuel cap fastens and seals securely


Within specified guidelines for age and fuel type.  Exhaust (including catalytic converter if appropriate) is complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively


Corrosion or damage and sharp edges


Operation and security.  Front doors open from both inside and outside of the vehicle. Rear doors open from outside


Condition and security

Wheels and tyres

Condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth.  For cars after 2012: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warning light

Brakes, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Efficiency of braking performance, condition and operation


Warning lights for Air bags, ABS, ESC, Electronic Park Brake, Brakes

Correct operation

Boot, Tailgate, bonnet


Towbar (if fitted)

Security / condition / inappropriate repairs or modification.  Correct operation of 13 pin electrical socket


At Community Motors we use the most up to date equipment to conduct our MOT tests.  Our facilities and testers are regularly checked and verified to ensure that we always meet the DVLA’s current requirements for these tests.


For more detail about the MoT test check list please click here.

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Saturday : 8 am - 12 noon
Sunday : Closed
Some of our many happy customers...

Friendly, honest and so helpful! A refreshing change to most garages.


Excellent customer service.  Covered the health check, replaced my failing battery and demonstrated and explained the issue with my brakes.   They could have replaced my front pads and discs but instead explained that as the braking performance was not affected the sound was purely a cosmetic issue and could be dealt with at a later date.


Very friendly professional service. Had car serviced this week and could not have received a better treatment staff very friendly and helpful. Very reasonable price would highly recommend Community Motors and will certainly be using them again.


Solid, reliable, dependable. Best garage in the area.


Courteous, Reliable, Convenience, Excellent Job Thank you so much guys :-)


Professional and friendly.. I was really impressed by their service and I do recommend them.


Excellent mechanical work, very friendly and a great underlying social cause. Thoroughly recommend this local garage


At last a genuine, reliable garage, where you can believe what you're being told! And they don't charge the earth either. The guys are always so helpful and friendly too.


I had a full service on my Van. They were very helpful and knowledgeable and they have delicious free coffee in the reception. Great to have a place I can recommend to others with such high standards!


Really friendly and professional MOT done. No complaints, would recommend to anyone :>

Check out your dashboard lights here
General Hazard Warning Indicator. Refer to manual
Washer fluid low. Check and top up with appropriate fluid.
Tyre with low air pressure or sensor malfunction. Check tyre pressure. Reset of TPMS system may be possible by driver, others will require professional diagnosis
If this light stays lit after starting, loss of oil pressure. If Amber: check oil level and pressure. If Red: Low oil pressure, seek immediate assistance.
If Red: temperature has exceeded normal limits. Check coolant level and seek advice.
Engine management fault detected which may affect driveability, MPG and emissions. Usually requires professional diagnosis
Parking brake is on or problem with the braking system. Check parking brake is fully released. Otherwise, seek assistance.
Charging system is not functioning properly. Battery and alternator condition need checking.
Diesel Particulate Filter partly blocked. Usually needs regeneration, refer to manual
If illuminated after starting, airbag system fault. Seek advice. This is an MOT failure point.
The Anti-lock Brake computer has set a code and needs diagnosis. Usually needs professional diagnosis and repair.
Engine cooling issue, seek advice
Fault with power steering system. Usually requires professional diagnosis and repair.
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