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MOT Test Centre Aberdeen

Vosa verified MOT testers

At AW Autotech, our MOT and servicing centre is fully equipped to handle a wide range of repairs, providing your car servicing, diagnostic, and body repair under one roof. As well as servicing and MOTs, we also carry out bodywork repairs, fix electrical problems, perform engine diagnostics and fix and recharge air conditioning systems.

When you bring your vehicle to us, we'll be completely honest with you regarding the work that needs done and will always contact you with a price before going ahead.

We leave no stone unturned when working on vehicles in our fully equipped mechanical workshop near Aberdeen city centre and only use quality parts and consumables such as engine oil.

Call us now on 01224 637 274 to get a price for an intermediate or full service for your make or model of car.

  • MOTs
  • Servicing (cars, taxis and commercial vehicles)
  • Exhausts
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Clutches
  • Timing belts
  • Engine diagnostics
  • Manual gearboxes
  • Air condition recharge (with lubricants)

Does my vehicle require MOT test?

If you own a car that has been on the road for more than three years since new, the UK law states that you require to have a current MOT certificate for the vehicle.

An MOT test, which is short for Ministry of Transport test is required to be carried out on your vehicle once per year by a qualified MOT tester to make sure that your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards set out by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).

If you do not have a current MOT certificate for your vehicle then you will not be able too legally drive on the roads, you also will not be able to renew your road tax.

You can have your vehicle tested up to 28 days in advance of the expiry date shown on your current MOT certificate.

What does an MOT check involve?

An MOT test involves a DVSA accredited tester inspecting and carrying out a thorough series of checks on your vehicle. The checks are carried out on the interior and exterior, including in the engine bay, including the underside of the vehicle to ensure that it is in a safe and roadworthy condition. Please note that an MOT is not the same as having your vehicle serviced – an MOT is purely to make sure the vehicle is in roadworthy condition while servicing maintains the general mechanical condition.

During the MOT, the result of each check carried out is recorded and if the vehicle passes those checks then you are issued with a pass certificate (VT20). If your vehicle has passed the MOT, the tester is satisfied that your vehicle is safe to drive on the roads.

Please do note that the expiry date on your new MOT certificate is twelve months from the expiry date on your old certificate, not 12 months from the day of your vehicle passing the test.

You may be issued with some advisory items separately advising of parts on your vehicle that are showing wear and tear and may require attention in the near future. These advisory items should be looked at by your mechanic and ideally replaced if necessary before the next MOT is due.

If your vehicle fails the MOT and is unsafe for the roads, you will be issued a VT30 failure document and supplied with a list of the items that caused the vehicle to fail the test. You may wish at that point to discuss these items with our mechanics and have the necessary repairs made to make your vehicle safe.

MOT Checklist  
Body/vehicle structure/general items Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges likely to cause injury. Towbars for security/condition/inappropriate repairs or modification. Correct operation of 13 pin electrical socket. Speedometer condition and operation. Engine mountings.
Fuel System No leaks. Security and condition of pipes/hoses. Fuel cap fastens and seals securely. Note the fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.
Exhaust Emissions Vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependent on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.
Exhaust System Secure. Complete. Catalyst missing where one was fitted as standard. Without serious leaks and is not too noisy.
Seat Belts All the seat belts fitted are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All mandatory seat belts must be in place. Check of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) for air bags and seat belt pre tensioners.
Seats Drivers seat for adjustment. All seats for security and seat backs can be secured in the upright position.

Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors should open from outside the vehicle. Hinges and catches for security and condition.

Mirrors Minimum number required, condition and security.
Load Security Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.
Brakes Condition including inappropriate repairs or modifications, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels and trims are not part of the test. ABS or electronic stability control (ESC) where fitted. Check of the MIL for ABS, electronic stability control, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning.
Tyres and Wheels Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected. Note: vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 - check of the MIL for tyre pressure monitoring.
Registration Plates Condition, security, colour, characters correctly formed and spaced.
Lights Condition, operation including HID and LED headlamps for cleaning, self leveling and security. Headlamp aim. Main beam warning light.
Bonnet Securely latches in the closed position.
Wipers/Washers Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.


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