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MOT What they look for and why.

in Law & Regs & MOT stuff Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:04 am
by Adam • Founder | 304 Posts

MOT's, What and why they check these thing's:

Lights - condition, operation, security and correct colour of headlamp(s), rear lights, indicators and reflectors. Also the headlamp(s) will be checked to see if the aim is correct.

Steering/suspension - condition, security and operation, including forks, mountings, controls, bearings etc.

Wheels and tyres - wheel condition and security, tyre condition, size/type and tread depth.

Frame - free from cracks, damage, distortion or corrosion which is likely to affect the steering or brakes.

Brakes - condition, operation and performance (efficiency test), brake controls.

Fuel & exhaust systems leaks - complete, secure, and not too noisy.

Wheel alignment - correct alignment of front and rear wheels.

Body & structure - condition and security of final drive, foot rests and seat.

Horn - correct operation and the correct type.
Registration plates/vehicle identification/frame no - present, legible.

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