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Class 4 MOT's

At Class 4 MOT centre we are committed to carrying out MOTs in the Yeovil Area, to the high standard. We have an excellent customer viewing area in which you may observe your vehicle throughout the whole test. Our MOTs offer great value with the £45 price including a free retest within 10 working days should you require it. We are also able to carry out the majority of repairs in-house helping you to get back on the road quicker.

MOT Checklist

 

40% of MOTs fail first time, and far too many are due to a simple avoidable reason. Don't worry  this is common sense, not mechanical sense. Some of the fails you can sort yourself, others will need a professional.

20% fail MOTs due to a bust light bulb, so walk around to check your car's indicators & headlights, front and back.

Ensure you beat the most frequent fails

 

Ensure you beat the most frequent fails

Lights
19%

Lights

Are all lights fully working? Have someone sit in the car while you walk around checking every light. Front, rear, headlights and dipped, hazards and indicators. If any aren't working, buy a new bulb for a few quid and replace it. It's easy in most cars, though a few do make it more complex.

Suspension
12%

Suspension

Check suspension. While a full suspension check is difficult, to see if the shock absorbers have gone, quickly apply your weight to each corner of the car then release. It should quickly settle back.

Brakes
10%

Brakes

Is there tension on the handbrake? Not easy to do yourself, and it will need a proper mechanic to fix. If your brakes feel loose and unresponsive, or the handbrake slides up without resistance and can't be ratched at a set level, it's likely there's a problem.

Tyres
8%

Tyres

Check tyre pressure. To check tyre pressure, look up what they should be, and fill 'em up at a petrol station.
Check tyre tread. This is the depth of grooves for road grip. The legal minimum's 1.6mm for a car tyre (enough to let surface water slip through). To measure, use the quick 20p tyre test detailed on theTyre Safe website. Pop a 20p coin on its edge into the main grooves of the tyre tread. If the outer rim of the coin is hidden, your tyres should be legal. If you can see it, get them checked. We offer a free tyre check service.

Windscreen
8%

Windscreen

Is the driver's windscreen damaged? Damage in the driver's central view should be no larger than 10mm. In the whole of the swept area, it should be no larger than 40mm. If it is, get it fixed pre-test (often this is included by car insurance policies). Windscreen wipers? Front wipers are in the check and need to clear the windscreen in conjunction with the washers.

Exhaust
5%

Exhaust

Is the exhaust leaking? To check, start the engine (in a well-ventilated place, at normal temperature) and from the rear of the car listen for any unusual noises or abnormal smoke. These indicate a leak, which you should fix pre-MOT. 
 Number Plate
1%

Number Plate

Can you read the licence plate? Make sure the plates are clean and easily legible from 20 metres away.

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