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Brakes repair-car service Hove
Exhaust-System- garage services Portslade
Wipers-Washers
Wheels-Tyres Service
Exhaust Emissions
Vehicle-Structure
Steering-Suspension
Windscreen garage services Hove
Car head Lights
Durable car seats

Rapid Auto Centre Brighton

MOT Testing

Rapid Auto Centre is a class 4 MOT Testing Centre which means that we’re qualified to test any regular car or van with our state of the art equipment and highly qualified mechanics. We can also offer advice and repairs on-site should your car fail to pass.
MOT testing Hove

Vehicle Identification Number

If a vehicle was first used on or after the 1st of August 1980, it should not have more than one vehicle identification number present on it. The same number is permitted to be displayed in multiple places.

Vehicle Identification Number

Seatbelts

All compulsory seatbelts must be in place, in good condition, of the correct type, properly operational and securely anchored. Seats – The driver and front passenger seats should be secure while all backseats must be securable in an upright position.

Seatbelts

Doors

Must open and close properly and latch while in the closed position. Front doors must be openable from both outside and inside the vehicle. Rear doors will need to be opened to allow our engineers access to testable elements.

Doors

Horn

Must work and be of a legal type.

Horn

Registration Plate

The letters and numbers should be properly formatted and the plate itself should be in good condition, fully legible and securely attached to the car.

Registration Plate

Fuel System

The fuel cap must fasten and seal correctly and not allow leaks. Please ensure that if your fuel cap has a key, you bring it with you so we can open it up.

Fuel System

Mirror

Securely fastened to the vehicle and in usable condition.

Mirror

Brakes

Must perform properly when put through an efficiency test, which will evaluate their condition. Wheels will stay on while they are tested.

Brakes

Exhaust System

Must be secure and complete, silence effectively and not have major leakage.

Exhaust System

Wipers / Washers

Should not obscure the driver’s view of the road.

Wipers / Washers

Wheels and Tyres

Tread depth, tyre size and type must be legal. General condition and how securely they are attached to the vehicle will also be inspected.

Wheels and Tyres

Exhaust Emissions

A vehicle cannot violate legal limits on exhaust emissions. The limit takes into account the car’s age and the fuel type it uses.

Exhaust Emissions

Vehicle Structure

A vehicle should not have sharp edges and the chassis should not be badly corroded or damaged.

Vehicle Structure

Steering and Suspension

Must be in good condition and operate properly.

Steering and Suspension

Windscreen

Should be in good condition and not obscure a driver’s view.

Windscreen

Lights

All lights should be the correct colour, in good condition, operate properly and be securely attached to the vehicle. Headlamp aim will also be checked.

Lights

Seats

The driver and front passenger seats should be secure while all backseats must be securable in an upright position.

Seats