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MOT Classes 4, 5 & 7

Make Ace Service Centre your go-to garage for MOT's in Great Yarmouth. We have a team of expert testers who specialise in Class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles so we can cover anything from small cars and vans to minibuses and large vans weighing up to 3500KG. 

 

What the MOT test includes

The MOT looks at some important items on your vehicle to see that they meet key legal requirements and safety at the time of test.


We check that the vehicle structure is 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 seats

The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

Components to be inspected on the doors

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 mirrors

The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security fitted.

Load security

Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

The brakes

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 right colours are used.

The lights

Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.

The bonnet

Securely latches in the closed position.

The wipers and washers

Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

The windscreen

Its condition and the driver’s view of the road.

The horn

Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

The steering and suspension

Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.

The vehicle identification number (VIN)

What Class of vehicle do you have?
4 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)

If your test result lists ‘dangerous’ or ‘major’ problems, the vehicle will fail the MOT  You may not be allowed to drive the vehicle until you have the problems repaired.

If your vehicle fails the MOT:

  • You’ll get a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ from the test centre

  • It will be recorded in the MOT database

Your M.O.T. can be carried up to 30 days in advance of the expiry of the current MOT with no loss of time on the current certificate.

However if it fails the vehicle is deemed to be unfit for road use and the current MOT is cancelled.

YOU COULD FACE A MAXIMUM OF 3 POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE, A FINE UP TO £2,500 AND BE BANNED FROM DRIVING FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE WHICH HAS FAILED AN M.O.T BECAUSE OF A DANGEROUS PROBLEM

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