MOT Testing In Carterton
MOTs For Cars, Vans, Bikes, Trikes & Motorhomes
BOOK YOUR MOT TEST AT DOWLEYS GARAGE
Dowleys provide full MOT testing services and facilities for:
- Vans - Class 4 (Car), Class 5 Mini-busses and Private Passenger Vehicles & Class 7 (Long Wheel Base Vans), RV’s and High Tops
- 3 Wheeled Cars & Trikes
We aim to get your vehicle through its MOT as quickly as possible. We provide tests by appointment only, but you are welcome to use or waiting area while enjoying a coffee and taking is some news.
If in the unfortunate circumstances your vehicle fails to pass one of the MOT tests, we will aim to fix it the same day (provided the parts are available) and we are very well equipped to deal with a whole range of repairs your test may indentify.
A test usually takes between 45 minutes to one hour to complete
CHECK THE TAX/MOT STATUS OF YOUR VEHICLE
Check the status of your vehicles Road Tax & MOT and when it is due at the governments own website.
WHATS THE BEST WAY TO PASS AN MOT?
Most MOT failures are down to the simplest of things. A blown bulb or a worn windscreen wiper can mean the all the difference. Such things can be easily avoided if we take the time to do a pre-MOT inspection ourselves beforehand. Changing lightbulbs and windscreen wiper blades is well within the capabilities of most of us yet during a previous survey carried out, out of 2,106,946 MOT tests carried out 580,754 failed first time. Below is a chart of the most common MOT failures.
- Lights – 271,567
- Tyres and Wheels – 155,489
- Drivers View or the road – 120,095
- Brakes – 110,327
- Steering & Suspension – 99,798
- Fuel & Emissions – 23,634
- Reg Plates & VIN – 19,047
- Seat Belts – 11,271
- Others – 11,115
- Bodywork & Structure – 7,705
- Road Wheels – 5,746
- Drive System – 656
- Driving Controls – 183
- TOTAL – 836,633
As we can see the biggest reason for failure was lighting. A blown bulb! How hard is it to change a bulb?