The MOT test is one of the most important tests for the vehicles that have to be covered annually. It should be passed and people can only then make sure of the fact that they are eligible for driving.
But the question still may persist that whether or not the MOT test is necessary? Well to understand the same people should at first understand that what the MOT test is?
The MOT Test:
This particular test was launched by the Ministry of Transport in the very year of the 1960. This particular test was launched so as to see if the vehicles are in the correct condition to be driven.
The test gets its name from the very Ministry Of Transport itself. The test takes place once in a year for each and every car that is above the age of the 3 years of time. This applies to all the possible vehicles that actually are drove on the highways and not on the highways too.
It is absolutely necessary to get a passed MOT certificate annually that may help the people drive their car lawfully on the streets.
The Various Classifications For The Very Test:
The test basically has various classifications and people should understand that what they are. The following are the various classifications that are available for the tests:
The Class I — it has the various motorcycles that may have side cars or not and are up to 200cc.
The Class II — it has all the motorcycles including the Class I.
The Class III — it has all the 3-tired vehicles which are by the way not more than 450 kg of unloaded weight. These exclude the motorcycles with side cars.
The Class IV — it includes the cars, including the class III and the taxis, minibuses and ambulances which are capable of holding as many as 12 passengers at a time. Also these include the goods vehicles that don’t exceed 3,000 kgs of total weight.
The Class V — these includes the service vehicles such as the ambulances, and the very motor caravans and dual purpose vehicles which can accommodate about 12-13 passengers at a single time.
The PSV test also known as the (Class VI) — includes the very public service vehicles that are generally to be used for either the purpose of hiring or that of rewarding. This should have more than eight passenger seats. These tests are very much conducted by the DVSA/DVA staff and also not to be forgotten at their own stations.
The Class VII — includes the goods vehicles weighing over 3,000 kg to 3,500 kg DGW.
The HGV Test — it includes the goods vehicles that manages to weigh over 3,500 kg GVW. Also there are the trailers that are basically weighs over 1,020 kg unloaded weight or in other terms can also be 3,500 kg GVW. The tests that are conducted are same as the tests conducted in that of the PSV.
The various things that are tested includes the Brakes, the very Fuel system the Lights & Horn the Vehicle Identification Number & Registration Plate the Seatbelts and seats the Windscreen, the Exhaust system, the Vehicle structure the Steering, suspension, wheels & tyres the Doors & mirrors.
The MOT tests are compulsory no matter what. People should follow the same.Read More