What is the MOT about?

The MOT for both your car and motorcycle is to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and safe for both you and other road users.

Although a thorough set of checks are performed during the MOT against the legal requirements - it should not be considered as a guarantee of the vehicles general mechanical condition.

Remember, you also need an up to date MOT certifcate to tax and insure your vehicle.

A number of checks are performed on your car or motorcycle during the MOT test and at Bill and Bob these are all completed by one of our team of qualified testers.

Below is a list of the major components that will be checked on your car or motorcycle during the MOT.

Car MOT - What is checked

  • Registration Plate
  • Lights
  • Horn
  • Seats
  • Fuel System
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Seatbelts
  • Windscreen
  • Wipers and Washers
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust System
  • Exhaust Emissions
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Mirrors
  • Doors
  • Vehicle Structure
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Motorcycle MOT - What is checked

  • Side Car (if applicable)
  • Lights
  • Horn
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust System
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Bike Frame
  • Condition and Security of final drive
  • Footrests
  • Seat
  • Additional information on all of the checks can be provided when you book an appointment with Bill and Bob, at the time of your MOT or from the official government web site.

    We also have some useful hints and tips that will help you prepare your vehicle for the test.