MOTs Suffolk


MOTs Suffolk

Every vehicle in the UK over 3 years old needs an annual inspection to ensure it complies with at least the minimum road safety & environmental standards. Below are just some of the important areas that the test looks at for class 4 & 7 tests*


  • Vehicle identification number (vin)- a vehicle identification number must be permanently displayed & legible on vehicles first used after Aug 1st 1980.
  • Registration plate- condition, security, legibility & format of letters/numbers
  • Steering & suspension-correct operation & condition
  • Wipers & washers- operate to give the driver a clear view of the road
  • Windscreen-condition & drivers view of the road
  • Horn-correct operation & type
  • Seats & seat belts-all seatbelts checked for type, condition, security & operation
  • Fuel system-checks for leaks, fuel cap security & seal (the fuel cap will need to be opened)
  • Exhaust emissions-meets the minimum required limits for age & type
  • Exhaust system-security, condition, without serious leaks and excessive noise
  • Vehicle structure-free from excessive corrosion & damage in specific areas. This also applies to sharp edges on external bodywork etc.
  • Mirrors-presence, condition & security
  • Wheels & tyres-condition, security, size, type & tread depth. Spare tyres are not a testable item
  • Brakes-condition, operation, & performance (efficiency test.) Suitable vehicles are tested on the roller brake tester. Such vehicles with permanent 4 wheel drive will be tested on a suitable road using a decelerometer. Wheels & trims are not permitted to be removed during the test so an advisory regarding the visual condition may be received if brake components are not visible during the inspection
  • Mirrors-presence, condition & security


*Class 4 – Passenger vehicles/goods vehicles up to 3000kg gross weight
*Class 7 – Goods vehicles 3000kg to 3500kg gross weight.


Appointments only Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 16.00 Saturday: 08.00 – 12.00


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MOTs Suffolk
MOTs Suffolk
MOTs Suffolk