What you need to know about an MOT
The current price for a MOT Class 4 Test (as at 07/05/09) is £54:00.
If your car is 3 years old or more, you are required by law to book your car in for an MOT test.
The MOT test ensures that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and meets the standards outlined by the Government/DVLA at the time of testing, this does not mean your car is roadworthy for the length of validity of the MOT certificate.
MOTs are regulated by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).
The following areas are checked to ensure they meet legal standards: Seatbelts, Exhaust system, Exhaust emissions, Fuel system, Doors, Mirrors, Brakes, Tyres & Wheels, Lights, Registration plate, VIN (Vehicle identification number ), Horn, Steering, Suspension, Windscreen, Wipers & Washers, Bonnet, Body & Vehicle structure.
To avoid an MOT failure it is worth checking the above before booking in.
It is illegal to drive on a public road if the vehicle does not have a valid MOT certificate.