MOT Testing Station Wakefield

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Every vehicle in the UK needs to be tested each year to ensure that it complies with at least the minimum road safety and environmental standards. If you have a vehicle that is more than three years old, it will need an MOT test. Ardsley Autos MOT Testing Station in Wakefield offers reliable and competitively priced MOT Tests for Cars and Vans.

Ardsley Auto’s customers are not just limited to the local areas of East Ardsley, Tingley, or West Ardsley, we also have customers travelling from all areas of Leeds and Wakefield for their MOT tests, our position on the main road between Wakefield to Morley means we are ideal to drop your car in for mot in the morning and pick it up after work, or you could wait in our comfortable customer waiting and viewing area and even watch your mot being carried out.


About the MOT test

The mot has changed a lot since its introduction in 1960, then it was just a check of the lights, nowadays the complex systems on cars and vans and the strict rules and regulations regarding emissions mean the test has had to develop as well. Now incorporating abs and electronic systems along with the more basic suspension and steering components. We try to keep our customers fully informed about the new additions and changes to the mot test and we are happy to discuss these changes with you. Iif other faults are found during the mot test which do not come under the scope of the mot test then these items will be noted as advisories defects which you are not obliged to have repaired and have no bearing on the outcome of the mot.

When your vehicle needs testing

If a vehicle is registered with no prior use on the road, the MOT will be required three years after the date of registration. For example, a vehicle registered ‘from new’ on 1 April 2006 will require an MOT test no later than 1 April 2009.

It is an offence to drive a vehicle without a valid MOT and can result up to a £1000 fine.

When is your MOT Test due

There is now an online portal for you to check when your vehicles MOT expires.

You can find this here

A Few Simple Checks Your Can Do Before Your Test

Check the all the lights, front fogs and reverse lights are NOT part of the mot
Mirrors, a standard car must have a drivers side wing mirror and one other, EITHER passenger side wing mirror OR internal rear view they must not be loose and provide unobstructed clear view to the rear
Tyres, check this Link to see an easy way to check your tyres
Washers and wipers, one of the most common failures and the easiest for the driver to check and maintain
Dashboard warning lights, the engine management light is NOT part of the mot but ABS, airbag, or any brake warning lights are as are any suspension or any type of traction or stability control warning lights but these faults will usually connecting to the diagnostic equipment to diagnose.

How can we help?

If you have any concerns about your vehicle or any warning lights you are unsure about, give us a call on 0113 2189998 or drop us an email using our Website Contact Form