It is important to remember that an MOT pass certificate only confirms that at the time of the inspection your vehicle meets the minimum legal standards as provided by VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency).
If you are unsure when your MOT expires our friendly staff will be more than happy to check this for you. Also if the MOT is carried out at A.G Motors we send out a courtesy reminder before your MOT is due in order to avoid our customers driving without an MOT.
Class 4 MOT covers:
- 3-wheeled vehicles more than 450 kg unladen weight
- Minibuses and Ambulances up to 12 passenger seats
- Goods Vehicles not exceeding 3000 kg Design Gross Weight (DGW)
- Motor Caravans
- Dual Purpose Vehicles
Class 7 MOT covers:
- Goods Vehicles over 3000 kg up to and including 3500 kg DGW
If a vehicle is presented with a manufacturer’s plate and a ‘Ministry plate’ the weights to be used are those on the ‘Ministry plate’.
Apart from the overall condition of the car bodywork and structure which is extensively checked during an MOT Test, we also check the condition of:
- Fuel system
- Exhaust emissions
- Exhaust system
- Seat belts
- Tyres and wheels
- Registration plates
- Wipers and washers
- Steering and suspension
Having a certificate is no guarantee that your car is mechanically sound, in fact the condition of the engine, clutch and gearbox do not form part of the examination.
At A.G Motors our highly qualified auto technicians are trained in solving engine management faults, they can provide you with a comprehensive and professional vehicle diagnostics service using the very latest computerised systems.
A.G Motors invest each year to ensure all our diagnostic equipment is up to date enabling us to diagnose all makes and models.
With years of experience we can often very quickly find the source of the problem when warning lights appear on your vehicle’s dashboard.
We can’t stress how important it is to call us to book an appointment when you see a warning light as continuing to drive in the hope it will go away will more than likely result in major damage to your car and greater bills to fix the problem.