All vehicles within the the UK requires an MOT test to ensure that it is in a safe roadworthy condition.

Consisting of a number of checks which have been designed to ensure that the vehicle being tested satisfies road safety and environmental standards which are stipulated by law, the first MOT test must be completed when a vehicle is 3 years old and must be completed on an annual basis thereafter. The test itself has been radically updated and now includes warning lights on the instrument cluster.

Despite the MOT Test, it is crucial for all vehicle owners to understand that a recently passed MOT does not imply that a vehicle may safely be driven without service for another whole year (indeed, any subsequent suspicion of problems with any of a vehicle’s safety systems should be immediately investigated).