MOT's and Testing with Senior Garage Services

Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a car is required when it is three years old and then annually thereafter.

The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle meets the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The test doesn't cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

Senior Garage Services is a VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) authorised MOT test station. The blue three triangles logo is displayed to identify authorised test stations.

How vehicles are tested

Your vehicle will be tested on a designated test bay using a range of equipment that meets the required specification for MOT testing. The standard test procedures are laid out in an inspection manual.

If your vehicle fails the test, you'll be given a failure document with reference to this manual. You can watch the test from a designated viewing area but you are not allowed to interrupt the tester while he is working.

All MOT testers have been on a training course with VOSA and their test results are checked regularly.