MOT Testing – KW Autos Cornwall Redruth

KW Autos Cornwall LTD are an official MOT Testing centre based in Redruth.

We are a Class 4  MOT testing station, providing MOT Tests for cars and light commercial vehicles, both petrol and diesel engines.

We have experienced, professional, friendly mechanics that will give you straightforward honest service and advice.

Mot Testing Redruth Cornwall - KW Autos MOT

Book your MOT now at KW Autos with our easy to use online MOT booking system.

Call us now to book your MOT at KW Autos Cornwall
Tel 01209 219992


Who needs a MOT Test?

MOT Testing – Advance Planning

Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that vehicles meet a set of defined road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it’s three years old. There are different rules if it’s used as a taxi. Then after this, the vehicle requires a MOT test to be carried out every year.

It is well worth noting that you can have your vehicle tested for it’s MOT up to a calender month before the due date without losing time on your current MOT certificate. This is a sensible option because any repairs that may need doing can be done before your existing MOT certificate runs out keeping you legal at all times.

What is tested in a MOT?

Below we list what checks are made during a MOT, this is for guidance only.

Body or vehicle structure and general items Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges likely to cause injury. Towbars for security, condition, inappropriate repairs or modification. Speedometer condition and operation. Engine mountings. Fuel system No leaks. Security and condition of pipes or hoses. Fuel cap fastens and seals securely. Note the fuel cap will need to be opened, so please make sure the key is available if different from the ignition key of the vehicle. Exhaust emissions Vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependent on the age and fuel type of the vehicle. Exhaust system Exhaust system is secure. Complete. Catalyst missing where one was fitted as standard. Without serious leaks and is not too noisy. Seat belts All the seat belts fitted are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All mandatory seat belts must be in place. Check of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) for air bags and seat belt pre tensioners. Seats Driver’s seat can be adjusted. All seats for security and seat backs can be secured in the upright position.

Doors Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors should open from outside the vehicle. Hinges and catches are checked for security and condition. Mirrors Minimum number or mirrors required, condition and security. Load security Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position. Brakes Condition including inappropriate repairs or modifications, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels and trims are not part of the test. ABS or electronic stability control (ESC) where fitted. Check of the MIL for ABS, electronic stability control, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning. Tyres and wheels Condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected. Note: vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 – check of the MIL for tyre pressure monitoring. Registration plates Condition, security, colour, characters correctly formed and spaced. Lights Condition, operation including HID and LED headlamps for cleaning, self levelling and security. Headlamp aim. Main beam warning light. Bonnet Securely latches in the closed position. Wipers and washers Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead. Windscreen Condition and driver’s view of the road. Horn Correct operation and of suitable type. Steering and suspension Condition, steering oil level, operation, a check for inappropriate repairs or modification including corrosion to power steering pipes or hoses. Operation of steering lock mechanism. Check of the MIL for electronic power steering and steering lock.

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Tel: 01209 219992