Draper Autocare Centre Ltd.

Lysses Court, Fareham PO16 7BE

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MOTs at a Draper Autocare Centre Fareham

At Draper Autocare Fareham we work with fully trained technicians to help ensure that your car is carefully inspected to remain safe on the road. Our team will put your car through the process of obtaining a new car MOT and, should it fail, we’ll give you an accurate assessment of what’s needed to ensure it passes. Our qualified technicians can perform any work necessary to ensure your car meets the MOT requirements, and you will be given a quote prior to any work commencing. We recommend that you book your vehicle in for a service at least every 12 months or every 12,000 miles, or whichever comes first. This is in line with most manufacturers servicing schedules.
All cars, after three years of their original registration date, require a car MOT by law. You can MOT your car one month before your current certificate expires and the balance will be added to your new document.
The MOT test ensures that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and meets environmental standards as outlined by the Government/DVLA. If your vehicle passes its MOT, it has met the minimum road safety and environmental standards as required by law and receives a pass certificate which lasts for 12 months. However, this does not mean your car is roadworthy for the length of validity of the MOT certificate. The Certificate surprisingly does not guarantee the general mechanical condition of your vehicle and the MOT test itself does not cover the engine, gearbox or clutch.
The MOT should not be treated as a substitute for regular maintenance. The MOT certificate is simply a paper receipt of the MOT and shows the information which has been entered onto a secure central database by those who tested your vehicle. MOTs are regulated by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) the following areas are checked to ensure they meet legal standards.

MOTs at a Draper Autocare Centre Fareham

Here are the key MOT Test checks our garage will carry out:
1. Seatbelts
2. Seats
3. Exhaust system
4. Exhaust emissions
5. Fuel system
6. Doors
7. Mirrors
8. Brakes
9. Tyres & Wheels
10. Lights
11. Registration plate
12. VIN (Vehicle identification number )
13. Horn
14. Steering and suspension
15. Windscreen
16. Wipers & washers
17. Bonnet
18. Load security
19. Body & vehicle structure.
Remember, it is illegal to drive on a public road if the vehicle does not have a valid MOT certificate, unless:
1. You are taking the vehicle to a test station where an advance MOT booking has been made
2. You are taking your vehicle away from where it failed its MOT and driving to a place for it to be repaired.
3. You are driving to a place where an advanced booking has been made, to have the components which caused your vehicle to fail its MOT repaired.
4. You are taking your car away from a place where it has just been repaired.

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