A Comprehensive Test
The MOT test is split into six major categories. They are:
Brakes - Importantly, the test involves checks of the ABS warning system and controls, the condition of the service and parking brake systems, and the performance of the service and parking brakes themselves.
Lights - This section assesses the front and rear lamps, headlamps, headlamp aim, stop lamps, rear reflectors, direction indicators, hazard lamps, and rear fog lights.
Seatbelts - The mountings, condition, operation, and position of your seatbelts will be reviewed.
Steering and Suspension - The steering control, steering mechanism and system, power steering, transmission shafts, wheel bearings, front suspension, rear suspension, and shock absorbers are all tested.
Tyres and Wheels - The engineer will check the size, type, and condition of the tyre and road wheels.
General Areas - The driver's view of the road, horn, exhaust system, exhaust emissions, vehicle condition, mirrors, fuel system registration plates and VIN numbers, and overall condition will all be tested and analysed.