- September 23, 2019
- By Stephen McConville
- In MOT
For new drivers, there are so many things that you
need to be aware of, and one of those issues would concern the MOT. More to the
point, it is important to know when your car will first need an MOT, as well as
understanding exactly what an MOT involves. That is what we specialise in here
at Belmont MOT and Service Station, so we will delve into these points in this
What Does An
An MOT is a test that was certified by the Ministry Of
Transport (hence the name); the Ministry actually no longer exists, but the MOT
continues to this day and is the test designed to ensure that a car meets the
national standards required for a vehicle to be deemed suitable to go out on
the road. In an MOT, any problems that the vehicle has which either hinder the
driving experience somewhat or prevent it from being safe for any usage are
identified, and they have to be resolved (they can sometimes be fixed by a
mechanic at the time) for the car to be passed.
When Is The
First MOT Required?
Your car will not require an MOT right away, though.
It will be three years on from when you have bought the vehicle that you will
be responsible for ensuring that it completes its first MOT test. More than
likely, if you are not experiencing any issues with your car beforehand, then
it should pass its first MOT with flying colours, but it is also possible that
some unknown problems may be identified which will ensure that your car is
inspected thoroughly, with these potential setbacks nipped in the bud before
they become serious, allowing you to then safely resume driving the motor.
Subsequent MOTs Required?
After your car has passed its first MOT, you will
receive an MOT certificate that covers you for the next twelve months.
Therefore, this means that you will need to ensure that your car has another
MOT within that one-year window. Many drivers look to wait until the final few
weeks to maximise the time period, but others prefer to undergo MOTs more often
to fix any nagging flaws with the motor. Either way, all subsequent MOTs must
be carried out every twelve months, and its’s worth remembering that the older
the car gets and the more usage the car takes on, the more likely it is that an
MOT will become a high priority to make sure your vehicle is still suitable for
You can find out more about the first MOT and
subsequent MOT tests for your car, as well as learning when you can arrange an
MOT here at Belmont MOT and Service Station, by visiting www.belmontmot.co.uk.