MOT stands for Ministry of Transport. The MOT test refers to testing carried out by the Department for Transport-approved garages, to ensure vehicles are roadworthy. The department orders periodic testing for vehicles driven on public roads. The test is mandatory for vehicles that are three years+.
During an MOT, your car is tested for various faults. Here are the main components of a car that your local garage will check during the MOT test:
Vehicle services refer to a series of maintenance checked carried out at set time intervals or once the vehicle has travelled a marked distance. You can find out the specified service intervals in your vehicle manufacturer’s guide. The manual that comes with your car is written by the makers of the car, so it is your best guide to keeping the vehicle in tip-top condition. In this manual, it should tell you:
Within the service, the mechanic will generally carry out a number of maintenance checks, some of which include:
The Right2Choose is quite literal in its meaning. Motorists have the ‘Right2Choose’ an independent qualified garage to get a car ervice or MOT. You are not obliged as a condition of the vehicle warranty to have the vehicle checked or serviced by a franchised dealer.
Under European Union competition law servicing, etc. can be carried out by an independent garage as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer’s service schedule. Every AutoCare garage uses OE parts manufacturer approved parts when repairing vehicles.