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MOT Testing

Corten-Miller's are a govenment registered MOT class 4 testing station. We offer a while you wait service or you can leave your vehicle with us.

If you would like to book your vehicle in for its MOT please call reception on 01754 820341.

Q: What will the MOT cover?

A: The MOT test covers the following items:

  • Body and vehicle structure

    Is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

  • Fuel System

    Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The test requires the fuel cap to be opened so we'll need a key if required.

  • Exhaust emissions

    The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

  • Exhaust system

    Is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

  • Seat belts

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

  • Seats

    All front seats are secure and that the front and rear seats can be secured in the upright position.

Components to be inspected

  • Doors

    Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle.

  • Mirrors

    The minimum number of mirrors are on the vehicle and that their condition and security are as required.

  • Load security

    The minimum number of mirrors are on the vehicle and that their condition and security are as required.

  • Boot or tailgate

    This can be secured in the closed position

  • Brakes


Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

  • Tyres and wheels

    Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.

  • Registration plates

    Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.

  • Lights

    Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.

  • Bonnet

    Securely latches in the closed position.

  • Wipers and washers

    Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

  • Windscreen

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

  • Horn

    Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

  • Steering and suspension

    Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

    Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.

An MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn't mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid