MOT TESTS CARRIED OUT AT CATHEDRAL GARAGE
CLASS 1 - MOTORCYCLES / MOPEDS
CLASS 2 - MOTORCYLCE WITH SIDE CAR
CLASS 3 - THREE WHEELED VEHICLES / TRIKES UP TO 450 KG
CLASS 4 - CARS/ TRIKES / VANS UP TO 3000 KG
CLASS 7 - VANS 3001 UP TO 3500 KG
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You will require your vehicles V5C form (Logbook)
We are now offering Free MOT test reminders via Text messages to mobile phones.
Please remember to give the tester your number at the time of your test.
MOT Test Changes May 2018
The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt.
Click on the link to see all of the new changes
Old & New Style MOT Certs
If your vehicle fails its MOT before your old MOT certificate expires: ... You can drive your vehicle with a major fault if your old MOT is still valid, because you took your vehicle in for an MOT early. But your vehicle does have faults that may make it unroadworthy, and if stopped by the police you could be prosecuted.15 May 2018
Can you drive your car away if it fails the MOT?
Vehicle categories now align to the European type-approval categories, and these appear on the MOT certificate.
The old classes will also be used for the time being.
All cars are now ‘M1’ and all goods vehicles in scope of the MOT test are now ‘N1’ - that is up to 3,500 kg design gross weight (DGW).
This table sets out some the main types of vehicles
Vehicle type Vehicle class European type-approval categories:
Three-wheeled vehicles not exceeding 450 kg unladen weight (ULW) (excluding motorcycle combinations) Class 3 L2 or L5
Three-wheeled vehicles more than 450 kg ULW Class 4 L5
Quadricycles Class 4 L6 or L7
Cars and taxis Class 4 M1
Minibuses, motor caravans, dual-purpose vehicles and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats Class 4 M1 or M2
American pickups up to 6,500 kg DGW Class 4 -
Goods vehicles not exceeding 3,000 kg DGW Class 4 N1
Private passenger vehicles, ambulances and motor caravans with 13 or more passenger seats Class 5 M2 or M3
Goods vehicles between 3,001 kg and 3,500 kg DGW inclusive
Note: if a goods vehicle is presented with a manufacturer’s plate and a ‘ministry plate’, use the weights on the ‘ministry plate’Class 7 N1
You can still only test goods vehicles over 3,000 kg and up to 3,500 kg DGW if you and your MOT centre are authorised to test class 7.
The full details for all vehicle types, including motorcycles and 3-wheelers, are in the introduction of the MOT inspection manual.
The definition of dual-purpose vehicles (see page 12 of the MOT testing guide) stays the same. The unladen weight must not exceed 2,040 kg.
However, 4×4 pickup vehicles with a DGW over 3,000 kg up to and including 3,500 kg are considered dual-purpose vehicles for test purposes if information about the unladen weight isn’t available.
Large class 4 vehicles
A ‘large class 4 vehicle’ is a class 4 vehicle (M1 or N1) with a DGW greater than 2,500 kg.
You’ll need to carry out extra checks set out in the various sections of the inspection manual.
Check the MOT inspection manual for the definition of an American pick-up manufactured in the USA or Canada.
If the DGW is between 3,000 kg and 6,500 kg, test it as class 4 passenger vehicle (M1).
Only test vehicles that can be safely tested on the authorised equipment. You must not test them if they’re too large.
Any pickup vehicles with a 5th wheel shouldn’t be considered an articulated vehicle. Test them as normal.