MOT

Lodge Service Station has a dedicated MOT bay and a safe area with refreshments for you to wait in whilst your vehicle is being tested, alternatively you are welcome to drop off your vehicle and collect later.

The MOT scheme is a vehicle road safety test designed to ensure that vehicles more than 3 years old are properly maintained and legally safe to be driven on public highways; in the 1990’s the test developed significantly to include emissions testing for vehicles with catalytic converters fitted.

How much?

We charge £45.00 for an MOT test. If the vehicle fails the test and vehicle is left with us for repair, we do not charge a re-test fee.

If however, the vehicle fails on any of the minor items listed below and is brought back to us for repair by the end of the next working day, again there will be no re-test fee.

We have a waiting area with refreshments whilst your vehicle is being MOT’d. Free local collection and delivery service is available within a five mile radius please contact us for further details.

  • bonnet
  • boot lid
  • brake pedal anti-slip
  • direction indicators
  • doors
  • dropsides
  • fuel filler cap
  • hazard warning
  • horn
  • lamps
  • loading door
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages)
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen and glass
  • windscreen wipers/washers
  • wheels & tyres - (Class III, IV and VII only)

What is looked at during an MOT?

Brakes
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

Doors
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

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

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

Horn
Correct operation and type

Lights
Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct

Mirrors
Presence, condition and security

Registration plate
Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers

Seatbelts
All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place

Seats
Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position

Steering and suspension
Correct condition and operation

Vehicle identification number
A vehicle identification number must be permanently displayed and legible on a vehicle first used on or after 1 August 1980

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

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

Windscreen
Condition and drivers view of the road

Wipers and washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road

To book an MOT test or speak to us please, click here or call us on 0161 370 3014

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