Brislington Motor Services

Vehicle MOTs, Servicing and Repairs
Brislington, Bristol

MOT Bristol

Tel: 0117 971 2880
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Brislington Motor Services are a VOSA (Vehicle Operator Services Agency) approved MOT center for Class 4 vehicles. This means we can MOT the following vehicle type in our Bristol based centre for you :-

  • Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
  • Motor caravans
  • 3 wheeled vehicles (over 450 kg unladen weight)
  • Quads (max unladen weight 400 kg - for goods vehicles 550 Kg and max net power of 15 kw)
  • Dual purpose vehicles
  • Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
  • Ambulances and taxis
  • Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9-12 passenger seats)
  • Vans with a maximumweight of upto 3500kg

MOT LeafletView the Goverment information leaflet here

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So what's included in an MOT test?

All vehicles over 3 years old are required to pass an annual MOT inspection, and MOT inspections are one of the many services Brislington Motor services can provide to you. Listed below are a list of points we are required to check when carrying out your MOT test.

  • The body and vehicle structure Is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.
  • The fuel System Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.
  • The exhaust emissions The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.
  • The exhaust system Is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.
  • The seat belts All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.
  • The seats The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.
  • The doors Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.
  • The mirrors The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security.
  • Load security Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.
  • The brakes Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.
  • The tyres and wheels Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.
  • The registration plates Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.
  • The lights Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.
  • The bonnet Securely latches in the closed position.
  • The wipers and washers Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.
  • The windscreen Its condition and the driverís view of the road.
  • The horn Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.
  • The steering and suspension Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.
  • The 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.

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