ABOUT US

WELCOME TO THE UKMOTs WEBSITE

UKMOTs is a new, minimalist, no-frills and no-nonsense business. We provide all you need. Full MOT tests and pre-MOT tests at competitive prices. Nothing more. Or less. So we're not tied to a repair business and we have no vested interest whatsoever in your vehicle failing. That's the best way to ensure each test is impartial.

Yes UKMOTs only started trading in 2015. But the owner has been in the business for years. And a large extended family are all also running several MOT stations and garages in this region. So we know exactly what we’re doing. We can test most vehicles up to 3,500kg (Class 7). Why not give us a call or book below?

HOW WE WORK

  • STEP 1
    COLLECT

    We’re in Luton but we can collect vehicles within a 5-mile radius (as defined by sat-nav) free of charge.

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  • STEP 2
    MOT

    Our MOTs are usually completed within 45 minutes subject to arrival at pre-booked times.

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  • STEP 3
    DELIVER

    If your vehicle fails we’ll retest it, free of charge, within 10 working days (subject to repairs).

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SERVICES

DEDICATED MOT TESTING STATION

UKMOTs is a dedicated MOT testing station in Luton (with ‘MOT’ being a reference to the old Ministry of Transport).


* DVSA is the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which in April 2014 replaced both the British Government’s Department for Transport and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. You need a current MOT certificate from the DVSA or you cannot get tax or insurance. If you lack even one of these three items then operation of the vehicle is usually illegal. The MOT only covers the vehicle at the time of its test and is no guarantee of the ongoing roadworthiness for which owners and users remain responsible, nor is it any substitute for regular maintenance. If you need more information the DVSA site is at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency.

#All reasonable care will be taken to secure and monitor your vehicles. However, all vehicles and their contents are left entirely at the owner's risk. Management do not accept responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents.

MOT CHECKS

VEHICLE TYPES

We test class 4 and 7 vehicles. See below for more details and the main items we look at when testing vehicles.

*DGW – Design Gross Weight – is the maximum fully-loaded weight at which the vehicle was designed to operate. The DGW is normally found on a plate fixed to the vehicle by the manufacturer.

MOST POPUPLAR CLASS 4

Cars

Minibuses with 12 seats or less

Smaller goods vehicles (of up to 3,000kg DGW*)

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CLASS 4

Motor caravans (all sizes)

 

 

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CLASS 7

Larger goods vehicles

(between 3,000kg and 3,500kg DGW*)

 

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ITEMS WE CHECK DURING YOUR MOT TEST


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  • Brakes

    Condition, operation and performance (measure by an efficiency test). Some vehicles will be tested on a roller-brake-tester

  • Chassis number

    Must be permanently displayed and legible.

  • Doors

    Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Access to testable items in rear.

  • Exhaust emissions

    Meets requirements which vary according to the age and fuel used.

  • Exhaust system

    Complete, secure, free of serious leaks and silencing effectively.

  • Fuel system

    Leak-free, fuel-cap fastens and seals.

  • Horn

    Correct operation and type.

  • Lights

    Condition, operation, security, correct colour and aim.

  • Mirrors

    Presence, condition and security.

  • Registration plates

    Condition, security, legibility and format of letters and numbers.

  • Seatbelts

    Checked for presence, type, condition, operation and security.

  • Seats

    Front and rear backseats are / can be secured in the upright position.

  • Steering and suspension

    Correct condition and operation.

  • Vehicle structure

    Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges.

  • Wheels and tyres

    Condition, security, tyre size, type, tread depth (a minimum 1.6mm of tread across 3/4 of the tyre). Spare tyres are not tested.

  • Windscreen

    In front of the driver chips cannot be bigger than 10mm. In the wiper path that damage cannot be more than 40mm.

  • Wipers and washers

    Give a clear view of the road.




CONTACT US

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.

Unit 19, Flowers Industrial Estate, Latimer Road, Luton LU1 3XA

Telephone (office hours): 01582 456 455
Mobile (24-7): 07931 303 887

info@ukmots.co.uk

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