VAN MOT Test
Class 7 Van and Light Commercial Vehicle MOT
Class 7 MOT testing for Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles are only available at a select number of our IN'n'OUT Autocentres. Our Autocentres are state of the art testing stations, with accredited technicians and approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). and are specially adapted to deal with Class 7 goods vehicles, including vans, flat bed trucks and high roof vans.
Class 7 MOT Centres
Our following Autocentres have been upgraded and authorised to do MOT Class 7 tests
Our MOT follows strict criteria set out by the DVSA to ensure your car is roadworthy and fit for purpose. The MOT test covers: Lighting and Signalling Equipment, Steering (including suspension), Brakes, Tyres and Road Wheels, Seat Belts, Body, Structure and General Items, Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions & Drivers View of the Road.
What is an MOT
All vehicles over 3 years old, are required by law to have an MOT. The Ministry Of Transport test is an annual safety check to verify and ensure all vehicles on the UK roads pass a minimum standard safety and levels of exhaust emissions, as set by the government agency, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
All MOT tests are conducted by a certified and approved tester and MOT tests can be carried out up to one month prior to the expiry date of a current MOT certificate, provided that the current MOT certificate is presented when the car is brought in. On passing the MOT test, your car will receive a certificate valid from the date of expiry of your existing MOT certificate.
If your car fails its MOT test, we provide a free retest within 10 working days.
Changes to MOT test - May 2018
The DVSA introduced a new way in which faults are classified. The existing advisory system has been replaced and faults are classified as either minor, Major or Dangerous.
Any fault identified as either Major or Danger now results in an immediate MOT test failure.
|Class 7 MOTs are for commercial vehicles weighing 3,000kg to 3,500kg. Cars and smaller vans require a Class 4 MOT. The MOT tests for both Class 4 and Class 7 vehicles are mostly the same, however Class 7 MOTs allow for heavier vehicles. In addition to the usual checks carried out in a regular MOT, the Class 7 includes an additional check of the tyres to ensure they are suitable for the extra weight, as well as a brake efficiency test.|
|Class 7 VAN MOT testing is only available at the following autocentres: Brackmills, Leicester, Coventry, Spalding and Wisbech. These locations are equipped with wider loading bays and five-tonne ramps for larger vehicles.|
|If your vehicle is undergoing its first MOT then a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required. This document is also required if your vehicle has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT. Inall other instances no documentation is required. We would be grateful if you could remove as much weight from the vehicle as possible before your MOT test - an overloaded vehicle may result in a fail.|
|The simple answer is, never. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without a MOT unless you are on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment. Hoping to use this excuse if you are caught on the way to work? Be warned – if stopped, you will need proof of your appointment. Otherwise you will face the same penalties as everyone else.|
|In most cases, as soon as your MOT expires, your insurance will no longer be valid. So, if you have an accident, your van won’t be covered by your insurance provider and you’ll have to pay for repairs yourself – or potentially have your van written off. If the accident was your fault, you’ll also have to pay for the damage caused to any other vehicles involved, which could be very expensive. And, because it’s also illegal to drive without valid insurance, if you’re caught, you can face an unlimited fine or even disqualification from driving, plus 6 to 8 penalty points.|
|If your vehicle fails, it must be repaired and retested. You cannot legally drive your vehicle on the road until the repairs have been made and a certificate issued. Most repairs can be carried out onsite at the test centre on the same day, and we will always advise you upfront about any work that needs to be done.|