For MOT'S in Leeds, Servicing and general motor vehicle repairs  

 

 

Book your MOT today

 

  

 

 

 Get your car's MOT up to standard

 

 

 We currently test cars, bikes and vans of classes 1-7

 

 

Welcoming our brand new MOT Station

 

Here at New Rodley Motors, we believe that it is vital to keep up with modern day technology, especially in the motor industry whichi is constantly changing. To help ensure all of our MOTS are carried out efficiently and effecitively, we have now installed a brand new MOT Station. So contact us today on 0113 257 7770 to book your vehicle in for it's MOT.

 

 

About your vehicles MOT

 

 

All EC states must comply with a directive to ensure that vehicles using public roads are mechanically safe and operate within emissions limits.

 

 

In mainland Britain, cars and light commercial vehicles must be Tested when they are three years old (except for taxis) and annually thereafter (this varies throughout the EC).

 

The MOT is designed to examine some important safety and emissions aspects of your car's operation to see that they meet certain legal requirements at the time of the Test.

 

Passing the MOT does not indicate that the vehicle will remain roadworthy until the next Test in a year's time.

 

In some Countries the mechanical and emissions tests are separate. The UK MOT now covers over 150 checks of safety-related and emissions systems.

 

 

MOT Classes are as follows:

 

ClassDescription

Age firstTest

required(years)

IMotor bicycles up to 200cc.3
IIAll Motor bicycles, with or without sidecars.3
IIIThree-wheeled vehicles up to 450kg u/l (over 450 kg are in class IV).3
IV

Cars, passenger vehicles, motor caravans and dual-purpose vehicles in all casesw with up to eight passenger seats.

3
Goods vehicles up to 3,000kg Design Gross Weight1
Taxis and Ambulances in either case with up to eight passenger seats.1

Passenger vehicles, ambulances, motor caravans and dual -purpose vehicles in all cases with 9 to 12 passenger seats that:

  • are fitted with no more seat belts than the minimum required because of their construction; or
  • are identified as having been fitted with a type approved seat belt installation when built; or
  • have been Tested as class IVA, VA or VIA (PSV) with at least the same number of seat belts as are currently fitted.
IVA

(as normal class IV Test but with additional check on certain seat belts).

Passenger vehicles, ambulances, motor caravans and dual -purpose vehicles in all cases with 9 to 12 passenger seats that:

  • are fitted with more seat belts than the minimum required because of their construction and:
  • are not identified as having been fitted with a type approved seat belt installation when built; or
  • have not been Tested as class IVA, VA or VIA (PSV) with at least the same number of seat belts as are currently fitted.
 1
V

Private passenger vehicles, ambulances, motor caravans and dual purpose vehicles in all cases with 13 or more passenger seats (incl community buses etc) that:

  • are fitted with no more seat belts than the minimum required because of their construction; or
  • are identified as having been fitted with a type approved seat belt installation to all seats when built; or
  • have been Tested as class VA or class VIA (PSV) with at least the same number of seat belts as are currently fitted.
 1
VA

(as normal class VA Test but with additional check on certain seat belts). 

Passenger vehicles, ambulances, motor caravans and dual purpose vehicles in all cases with 13 or more passenger seats (incl community buses etc) that:

  • are fitted with more seat belts than the minimum required because of their construction and;
  • are not identified as having been fitted with a type approved seat belt installation when built; or
  • have not been Tested as class VA or class VIA (PSV) with at least the same number of seat belts as are currently fitted.
 1
VI, VIAPublic Service Vehicles (PSVs)  1
VIIGoods Vehicles over 3,000kg up to and including 3,500kg DGW.  3

 

 

VOSA (the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency) is the government agency responsible for the MOT, and they have commissioned Siemens to computerise the MOT Test. From the vehicle owner’s point of view this simply means that instead of writing the results of the Test onto a form, the MOT Tester keys the results directly into the main computer from his or her terminal at the Testing Station. VOSA believe that computerisation will significantly improve the security of the Test certificates and reduce fraud, as well as bringing many other benefits.

 

 

What should I do if the car fails its MOT?

 

 

If the vehicle fails its MOT, it does not meet the legal requirements and must be repaired to comply with MOT Test standards. The notes on the back of the report your Nominated Tester gives you will help you. 

 

You can discuss the works required to be carried out with one of our mechanics and then arrange a free re-test.