Under body inspection
An under body inspection will look at the items listed below and could include the examiner taking the vehicle for a short road test within the test centre grounds.
road wheels and hubs
suspension, wheel bearings and drive shafts
engine and transmission mounts
exhaust system including the catalytic converter
mechanical brake components
brake hydraulic, air and vacuum systems
spare wheel and carrier
general condition of vehicle
vehicle structural integrity and construction
Your vehicle could be randomly selected for a re-check by centre management at the end of the test. If your vehicle is chosen it will go back through the MOT testing process as part of a quality control to ensure that standards are maintained.
The examiner will then advise if your vehicle has passed or failed.
If your vehicle passes the MOT test, the examiner will issue you with an MOT certificate. The certificate will come in two parts, either of which can be used when taxing your vehicle. The disc portion must be displayed on the edge of the windscreen, at the passengerís side.
If your vehicle does not pass the MOT test, the examiner will give you a record sheet containing details of the faults which will have to be repaired for the retest. You can book a retest at a reduced fee within 21 days of failing the full test otherwise you will have to pay the full fee again.