If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an annual safety check, a ministry of transport test, more commonly known as the MOT Test. The purpose of the test is to ensure your vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.
It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully on a public highway or renew your road fund licence. Recent computerisation of the MOT Testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT.
The penalty for not having a valid MOT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MOT.
MOT's from - £39.95
Hackney & Private Hire Vehicle Testing
All Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles must undergo a thorough mechanical and cosmetic examination to ensure it is both safe to carry members of the public and is in good condition. Under the local government miscellaneous provisions Act 1976, local authorities are given the power to set a higher standard of test and insist that vehicles conform to these requirements in order to be licensed.
Hackney & Private Hire Vehicle Testing From £45.00