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Cars & Commercial Vehicles,  Motorhomes and R.V’S

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Classic and American Vehicle Specialist

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Mot testing

 

Here at Westhouse Garages we can offer MOT testing of Class 4, 5l and 7.

Class 4 testing: this class is normally for your car but in addition this class also covers motorhomes and ambulances and vans etc up to 3000kg gvw.

One of our specialist areas of testing is motorhomes / rv’s  up to 7 tonne in weight and 6 metres wheel base. We can also accommodate MOT or pre-PSVtesting of stretched  limousines

Class 5 l (light) testing: this class is for privately owned buses or ambulances with more than 12 passenger seats but no heavier than 5000kg gross weight.

Class 7 testing: this class is for light commercial vehicles.  vans/ pick-ups etc, which fall out of class 4 testing by being heavier than 3000kg gross weight but no heavier than 3500kg gross weight.

 

The MOT test

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition.

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets the MINIMUM road safety and environmental standards set by law in the UK to the (DVSA) standards..

It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition like the condition of the engine, transmision or clutch etc.

When to test

You must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is 3 years old (or 1 year old in some cases).

You’ll then need to renew your MOT before it expires. The earliest date you can renew is 1 month before it expires - this date is printed on the pass certificate.

You can only use an (DVSA) approved MOT test centre to get your MOT. Only centres showing the blue sign with 3 white triangles can carry out your MOT.

Approved centres must show an official ‘MOT Test: Fees and Appeals’ poster on a public notice board on their premises. This must list contact details for your local DVSA area office.

If your MOT has expired

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has expired. You could be prosecuted if caught.

The only exception is if you’ve already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre

      Test Classes

Class 4, cars, vans up to 3000kg gvw, motorhomes.

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Large Class 4 Motorhomes / rv’s above 3000kg gvw, Limosines

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Class 5L, Private mini buses with more than 12 passenger seats up to a maximum weight of 5000kg gvw

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Class 7, vans etc above 3000kg to a maximum of 3500kg gvw

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To View the DVSA testing manual, Click the logo below.

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