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MOT Testing in Airdrie


If your vehicle is older than 3 years, the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) mandate you to pass the MOT test annually. The test assesses your car’s roadworthiness and safety levels per the Road Traffic Act, 1988.

It is imperative for you to keep your automobile in optimum condition before appearing for an MOT Airdrie. In case you fail the test, your car will not be allowed on the road. If the faults are too severe, you might not even be allowed to drive your 4-wheeler back from the test centre (unless your previous test certificate is still valid).

To avoid such circumstances, car-owners rely on the expertise of Lanarkshire Recovery Services for acing their Class 4, 5 and 7 MOT tests without any hassle. Moreover, we diagnose all the issues with your vehicle and execute swift repairs for your convenience.

Which MOT test is your vehicle eligible for?

Class 4 MOT tests apply to category M1 cars, dual-purpose vehicles with up to 8 passenger seats, and category N1 goods vehicles (not exceeding 3,000 kg).

On the other hand, if you drive a passenger car with up to 13 passenger seats, you will have to qualify a Class 5 MOT test Airdrie. Goods vehicles weighing between 3,000 and 3,500 kg need to opt for a Class 7 MOT test.

Regardless of the type of vehicle that you drive, book an appointment with us, and our experts can help you with MOT Airdrie.

Common causes of MOT test failures in the UK

  • Brakes: One in every 10 cars fails their MOT checks owing to faults in the braking system. If the tester hears grinding or squealing sounds coming from the brakes, you will automatically fail the check as it is a sign of worn-out brake pads or discs.
  • Tyres:7% of MOT check fails is due to tyre-related issues. The minimum tyre tread depth in the UK is 1.6 mm. Anything lower than that can cost you three penalty points and a fine of up to £2,500.
  • Windscreen: Your car’s windscreen should not have any cracks or chips in the driver’s eye line. Also, there should be enough windscreen washer fluid before you appear for MOT check Airdrie.
  • Suspension: If the various components of your car’s suspension system like shock absorbers, springs, bushings, struts, etc. are working properly, it can lead to your car failing the test.
  • Exhaust: The whole point of MOT checks is to make sure that your vehicle is compliant with the environmental safety levels. Faults in the catalytic converter, oxygen sensor or exhaust pipe can increase emissions levels, which is one of the causes of MOT failures.

It takes keen attention to detail to identify the minor issues with your seemingly perfect automobile. With our assistance, you are sure to receive a VT20 pass certificate.

Sounds good?

Then stop searching for “MOT checker near me”, and allow us to help!

At our facility, our professionals will check MOT history and make sure that your vehicle is road-ready as per legal standards.

Book an MOT with us via a phone call. You can also come down to our facility at your convenience.

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