MOT Test Centre Arundel
Class IV MOT
Class IV MOT is for Cars, Light Vans and Small Minibuses. We also deal with fleet MOT services as well as Fleet servicing.
Class VII MOT
Class VII MOT’s are for Goods Vehicles which are over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg DGW. Please see below.
If you failed the MOT and require repairs don’y worry, we can carry out all repairs and complete the MOT re-test too.
We have a dedicated MOT Arundel bay with fully qualified trained technicians that enable us to provide fast and affordable MOT’s with discount. We are a VOSA accredited garage which means we are registered with the Government agency and are legally registered to carry out MOT’s on site in Arundel.
We will provide a comprehensive MOT Arundel reports and quotes for any work which you may require.
Arundel MOT Centre
Our MOT Centre in Arundel is located to minutes from the A27 towards Fontwell roundabout. We have a comfotable convenient waiting room if you prefer to wait and enjoy a free tea or coffee.
If you live in or around Arundel and require an MOT please contact our Arundel MOT & Service Centre today.
All MOT’s come with a full non confusing comprehensive report and any advisories to consider.
Work required will be detailed in your written quotation so theres no surprises.
Our customers are our number one priority, we will always go that extra mile.
Relax in the knowledge of our parts and labour guarantee for 12 months on all our work.
What we check when completing you MOT Arundel
The horn must emit a continuous uniform note and must be loud enough to be heard by another road user.
Front, rear, brake, fog, indicator and registration plate lights and rear reflectors must:
- Be correctly positioned and secure
- Not be obscured
- Be in good condition
- Show the correct colour (a bluish tinge to front headlights is acceptable as long as the predominant colour is white)
- Not be adversely affected by the operation of any other light
- Illuminate with a single operation of the switch
Pairs of lights must emit light of the same colour, size and shape.
Headlight aim (both dip beam and main beam) should be below the horizontal, so as not to dazzle other drivers.
The battery must be secure and not show any signs of leaking electrolyte.
Wiring should be secure and must not be damaged to the point where it is likely to short circuit or become detached.
Any electrical socket will be tested for its condition and that it correctly operates the trailer parking lights, brake lights, indicators and rear fog lights.
A registration plate must be fitted at the front and rear. The plates must be secure and clearly legible to someone standing 20 metres away from the car.
The characters on the plate must be correctly formed and spaced and not likely to be misread.
Rear view mirrors and wing mirrors must be secure and provide adequate views to the rear and side.
Wipers and washers must sweep a wide enough area to give the driver an adequate view of the road
The tester will use a gas analyser probe while the engine is running to test the smoke emitted from the exhaust. Emissions of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons must fall within the legal limit.
The tester will make a visual check for excessive dense blue or black smoke emitted from the exhaust, which is a cause for MOT failure.
Suspension components and shock absorbers will be checked for excessive corrosion, distortion and fractures.
We will check the strength and condition of the steering wheel by pushing the steering in various directions and inspecting for wear or damage to the steering components.
If your steering has a locking device, it’ll be tested to ensure it only locks when the engine is not running.
Vehicles with power steering must have at least the minimum level of power steering fluid in the reservoir.
The overall condition of the brakes, pedals and levers are inspected, as well as any relevant warning lights.
A brake performance test will be carried out to test brake efficiency.
Each seat belt (including the attachment and adjustment fittings) will be checked for its security and condition.
A general inspection is made of the body, chassis, engine mountings, seats and doors. All components must be free from excessive corrosion and must not have any sharp edges that might cause injury.
The exhaust system will be inspected to ensure it is secure and doesn’t leak. If your vehicle was originally fitted with a catalytic converter, it must still be present.
In the area of the windscreen directly in front of the driver, there must not be any damage or obstruction to the view larger than 10mm. Outside this area (but within the swept area), there must not be any damage or other obstruction larger than 40mm.
Check that your screenwash is topped up, your wiper blades are in good working order and that there is no significant damage to your windscreen.