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We are a MOT approved centre in Ashford, Kent offering class 4 M.O.T.s which includes:

  • Cars
  • Classic cars
  • Light commercial

All cars three years old or over must have an M.O.T. test every year to ensure your car is roadworthy and in safe working order. You can arrange a M.O.T. now – just call our receptionist on 01233 636081.

Please watch this video to see what we check on a M.O.T. and see the list below.

You can renew your MOT up to one month before without affecting your annual expiry date. The MOT takes approximately 50-60 minutes, a while you wait appointment is available when pre-booked. We offer a free re-test when we carry out the repairs and within 10 working days. Some measured items may apply.

We give an extra discount on M.O.T.s when booked in with a service.

We carry out M.O.T.s in accordance with the guidelines and regulations set out by VOSA. The M.O.T. exists to help ensure your safety and that of other road users.

An M.O.T. doesn’t tell you the whole story of your vehicle condition, that’s why we will carry out a 20 Point Condition check FREE OF CHARGE. Our check sheet will give you condition details from brake fluid and antifreeze to tyre depths.

Our team will repair your vehicle back to M.O.T. standards, without it leaving the premises, this includes in house M.O.T. failure welding repairs.

We also provide a free of charge reminder letter of when your M.O.T. is approaching renewal.

MOT Checks
Vehicle identification number. Age first test certificate required (in years)

Registration plate
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
Condition, operation, security and correct colour.

Wipers and washers
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

Fuel system
No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available


Exhaust emissions
Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle

Exhaust system
Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively

Vehicle structure
Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges

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

Wheels and tyres
Condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested

Condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent 4-wheel drive will be tested either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester.

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