Here at Marko’s Autos, we have both years of experience and a range of computer based equipment available when carrying out MOT testing in Huddersfield.
We have a large MOT bay available and our ramps are able to lift vehicles weighing upto 5000 kg – so this covers most European motorhomes, cars, four wheel drives and vans. Speaking of motorhomes, ‘van enthusiasts may find this website interesting!
These are some of the important parts of your car that we will check in the MOT. The MOT test does not include checks on the engine, clutch or gearbox. The present price for MOT testing in Huddersfield is £40. In the event that your car fails it’s MOT, please note we do not charge a re-test fee – bear this in mind when shopping around for MOT testing in Huddersfield.
Body, vehicle structure and general items
An inspection takes place to check that:
- they’re free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas
- there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury
We inspect towbars for:
- inappropriate repairs or modification
The MOT tester will also check that:
- the 13 pin electrical socket is working correctly
- the engine mountings are secure
Marko’s will check that:
- there are no leaks
- the pipes and hoses are secure and in a good condition
- the fuel cap fastens and seals securely
You should make sure that the key is available as we will need to open the fuel cap.
Depending on the age and fuel type of the vehicle, we check that it meets the rules for exhaust emissions.
The MOT tester will refuse to test your vehicle if they think that the smoke test may damage your engine.
You should tell them at the start of the MOT if you think this may happen.
To reduce the possibility of damage and increase the chances of passing, you should:
- keep your vehicle maintained at all times
- have the camshaft drive belt replaced at the recommended intervals
- go for the MOT with a fully warmed up engine – it will produce less smoke and is safer to test
- not tamper with the governor settings
We will check that:
- it’s secure and complete
- a catalyst isn’t missing where one was fitted as standard
- it’s without serious leaks and not too noisy.
We will inspect the vehicle to check that:
- the mandatory seatbelts are in place
- they are suitable for the vehicle
- they are in a good condition
- the seatbelts work properly
- they are attached securely
The malfunction indicator lamps (MILs) or dashboard warning lights will be checked for the:
- air bags
- seatbelt pretensioners (which remove the slack from a seatbelt in the event of a collision)
- seatbelt load limiters (which release a small amount of belt when it’s too tight)
We will carry out an inspection to check that:
- the driver’s seat can be adjusted
- all seats are securely fitted and that seat backs can be fixed in the upright position
We will inspect the door to check:
- the latch is secure in the closed position
- the front doors open from inside and outside the vehicle
- the rear doors open from outside the vehicle
- hinges and catches are secure and in a good condition
We will inspect the vehicle to check for the minimum number of mirrors, their condition and security. Indirect vision devices will also inspected.
The vehicle will be inspected to check that the boot or tailgate can be closed properly.
We will inspect and check:
- their condition, including inappropriate repairs or modifications
- their operation and performance (the efficiency test). The wheels and trims aren’t removed as part of the test
- the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) (where fitted)
The MILs or dashboard warning lights will also be checked for the ABS, ESC, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning lights.
Tyres and wheels
We will check for:
- tyre size and type
- tread depth
Spare wheels and tyres are not subject to inspection.
Vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 will be checked to make sure the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) MIL is working.
We carry out a check for:
- secure attachment
- characters correctly formed and spaced
An inspection takes place to check:
- their condition
- operation, including high intensity discharge (HID) and light emitting diode (LED)
- the headlamps for cleaning, self levelling and security
- headlamp aim
- main beam warning light working.
We will check that it closes securely.
Wipers and washers
We will check that they work properly so the driver has a clear view of the road.
We will inspect the windscreen to check for:
- the driver’s view of the road
We will check:
- that it works properly
- it’s suitable for the vehicle
Steering and suspension
Our MOT tester will check:
- their condition
- steering oil level
- they work correctly
- for inappropriate repairs or modification including corrosion to power steering pipes or hoses
- that the steering lock mechanism works properly
The MILs or dashboard warning lights will also be checked for the electronic power steering and steering lock.
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
The VIN will be on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Your car will be inspected to check that a single VIN is displayed, except on multistage build vehicles (eg van conversion, BMW, Alpina etc).
Visible electrical wiring and the battery will be checked.
MOT testing in Huddersfield – how to book
Arranging MOT testing in Huddersfield is easy. Call Marko’s Autos on 01484 543049 for fast, friendly and efficient service. We do offer a “while you wait” service. However, we do get very busy so please bear this in mind when allowing waiting time. An MOT test will take around one hour to carry out.