MOT Babbacombe, Torquay
Standing for Ministry of Transport Test, an MOT consists of a series of checks to ensure that it meets the minimum requirement for roadworthiness. All test results are logged online, direct with the DVSA (Driving Vehicle Standards Agency) who administer the service on behalf of the government.
Classic Car MOT & Historic Vehicles:
Vehicles over 40 years do not require an MOT test, although owners are required to keep such vehicles roadworthy. Often classic vehicle owners voluntarily opt to have an MOT carried out, as it offers a good all-round inspection.
All work is carried out by our fully MOT trained vehicle technicians, using the latest workshop technology, tools and vehicle diagnostics equipment.
Our team is ready to give you accurate and honest advice to help you get your car through its MOT test as smoothly as possible.
MOT Preparation Tips
Here are some simple tips to prepare your car before the MOT test:
• Check your washer fluid and wipers are working
• Check your windscreen for damage
• Check the horn is working
• Check all lights, indicators and hazards are working
• Check your tyre inflation levels are correct
• Check your tyre condition for damage and tread (legal limit is 1.6mm)
• Check the condition of seat belts and ensure they engage properly
• Make sure the boot is not full – the MOT tester may need to look into the boot to examine the rear suspension mounting
We offer MOTs While-U-Wait
*When booked in advance
The MOT is a comprehensive vehicle inspection… BUT it doesn’t cover everything…
The MOT test represents a thorough visual inspection of your vehicle. However, there are elements not included:
Engine oil quality: Your engine oil provides protection to vital engine components and its quality should always be maintained through servicing to ensure longevity of your vehicle.
Wheel Alignment: Damage and or wear of other components can indicate poor wheel alignment, however Wheel Alignment is not checked as part of the MOT test.
Removal of Parts: The MOT test is a visual inspection and does not involve the dismantling of parts which means that not all defects are visible. (However, means of access will normally need to be opened, such as doors)
That’s why it’s equally important to have your vehicle’s service and maintenance work carried out in accordance with manufacturer recommendation.
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Simon and the team deliver what many of us want in our local garage by consistently being helpful, friendly, efficient, professional and honest. Great team, great garage been using for over 15 years and not a single concern. Thank you guys.
Regular at this garage and honestly would use no other, Simon and his team are first class, they go above and beyond! Highest recommendations from my wife and I.
Simon was very friendly and was thoughtful when I went to get the bottom part of my car fixed. He understood my situation as me and my son came there for a small relaxing trip. I wish him all the best!