Manchetts VOSA approved MOT testing station can MOT all makes and models of cars vans lorries motorhomes, RV's and horseboxes
MOT from Special Wednesdays £34.99 rest of the week £39.99 & Saturdays £44.99
Manchetts in Burwell pass thousands of MOT's per year, and we are a local family business you can trust, celebrating 50 years in business 1961 to 2011. Our car & commercial vehicle MOT testing station is in Burwell Cambridgeshire, you can book today by calling 01638 744530
Manchetts VOSA approved MOT test station is in Burwell not far from Newmarket, Ely, Soham, Fordham, Swaffham Prior, Lode, Bottisham or Cambridge.
What the MOT test includes
The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.
The body and vehicle structureIs free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are
no sharp edges likely to cause injury.
The fuel System
Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.
The exhaust emissions
The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the
age and fuel type of the vehicle.
The exhaust system
Is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.
The seat belts
All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security.All compulsory seat belts must be in place.
The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.
Components to be inspected
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.
The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security.
Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.
Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.
The tyres and wheels
Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.
The registration plates
Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.
Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.
Securely latches in the closed position.
The wipers and washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.
Its condition and the driver's view of the road.
Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.
The steering and suspension
Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.
The vehicle identification number (VIN)
Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.
What is an MOT? M.O.T. stands for Ministry Of Transport.All UK cars 3 years old and over require a valid MOT certificate by law.
The MOT scheme is a road safety measure designed to ensure that all cars,motorcycles and light goods vehicles more than 3 years old are properlymaintained.
At least once a year a vehicle must be examined at an authorised MOT test station to make sure that they comply with certain important requirements ofthe law.
The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn't mean that the vehicle isroadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOTcertificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your
vehicle. The test doesn't cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.How vehicles are tested
MOT test stations have designated test bays where they conduct the test,using a range of equipment that meets the required specification for MOT testing. The standard test procedures are laid out in an inspection manual that the test station should make available on request.
If your vehicle has failed the test, you'll be given a failure document with reference to this manual. You can watch the test from a designated viewing area but you are not allowed to interrupt the tester while he is working.
All MOT testers have been on a training course with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and their test results are checked regularly.
Who supervises the scheme?
VOSA is the government agency responsible for supervising the MOT scheme. It
does this by:
* authorising MOT test stations and approving MOT testers
* setting standards for testing and requirements for authorisation for the MOT test station and testers
* training authorised examiners and MOT testers
* visiting MOT test stations and carrying out checks to ensure testing standards and facilities are maintained
* giving advice and taking disciplinary action where tests are not being carried out to the required standards
* dealing with appeals and complaints from MOT customers