Car MOT testing
The Ministry of Transport test, commonly referred to as an MOT, is an annual check carried out in order to assess whether a vehicle meets the minimum safety and environmental standards.
If you have a vehicle that is more than three years old, you are legally required to make sure it remains in roadworthy condition, as set out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The testing process itself involves checks in and around the vehicle, including the interior, exterior and underneath the bonnet. Class 4 tests are the most common, and these cover cars with up to nine seats, private passenger vehicles with up to 12 seats, 4x4s, vans, three-wheeled vehicles, ambulances, taxis and more.
At German Automotive, Derby, we specialise in German cars, so when you bring your car in for an MOT, you can feel reassured that your vehicle is in good hands.
You can book your MOT test up to 30 days before your current certificate runs out, and any remaining days will be automatically added to your new certificate.
MOT testing FAQs
What is included in an MOT test?
An MOT (Ministry of Transport) test, also known as a vehicle inspection or MOT test, is an annual examination conducted in the United Kingdom to assess the safety, roadworthiness, and environmental standards of vehicles. During an MOT test, several components and systems of the vehicle are inspected.
The MOT tester verifies the vehicle's registration plate, and other essential details, then typically checks other key areas listed below:
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Services we offer
An annual service ensures that your vehicle is safe, reliable and in good working order. Your mileage and frequency of use will determine whether you need an interim car service or a full car service.
Any vehicle over 3 years old requires by law to have an annual MOT test. MOT tests are necessary to ensure that every vehicle meets the minimum safety standards acceptable for it to be roadworthy.
Our manufacturer-trained technicians use the very latest repair techniques, genuine parts, paint and specialist equipment that meets strict brand requirements.
German Automotive provides specialist services carried out by our highly qualified manufacturer-trained technicians.