Dashwood Service Centre - MOT Tests

We offer a whole range of services for all makes of vehicle - including Tyres, Batteries , Air Conditioning , M.O.T. Tests, Healtchecks, Tuning and Diagnostics for any vehicle. We have many high tech Systems in house - to handle problems with your Vehicle - from misfiring and underperformance - through to Air Con re-gassing - Diesel flushing etc. Please select from the Menu Above


Here at Dashwood - we know how much hassle and worry the MOT test can bring to our clients - not to mention unexepected expense We offer a full "Pre- MOT check over for your vehicle - so we can alert you to potential matters which may result in the failure of the MOT Test This allows us to put them right before the vehicle goes for the test - saving you a failure Fee Or... Why not sign up for our new "Fixed Price Servicing " - so you know what your car maintenance is likely to cost you and therefore to budget better. Please click on the TAB below to see what your car will be tested on in the MOT Test

body and vehicle

The body and vehicle structure Is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

the fuel system

Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.

exhaust emissions

The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

the seats

The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position

the doors

Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

the mirrors

The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security..

load security

Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

the brakes

Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

tyres and wheels

Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected. .

the lights

Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim. .

wipers and washers

Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

the horn

Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

registration plates

Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced

the bonnet

Securely latches in the closed position.

the windscreen

Its condition and the driver’s view of the road.

steering & suspension

Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.