It is a legal requirement to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and safe.

At Julian Rogers Autoservices LTD, located in Gloucester, we use the latest equipment to test all makes and models of petrol and diesel cars and LCVs (Light Commercial Vehicles) to the highest standards.

Our MOT Test is priced at £39.95

Add a vehicle service to your annual MOT test :

  • Interim Service from £125.00
  • Full Service from £199.99

Here is a complete list of everything that will be checked during the test:


If an external light is installed, it must be functional. This includes brake lights, indicators, fog lights, number plate lights, reversing lights, and headlamps.

Internally, the warning lights for fog lights and hazard warning lights must be operational. However, if your vehicle was manufactured without any of the aforementioned lights, they are exempt from the test, unless you have installed them yourself.

Wheel and Tyres:

Tread Depth:
The tread depth should be a minimum of 1.6mm across ¾ of the tire, with visible tread on the remaining portion. Nevertheless, this is the absolute minimum requirement, and it is advisable to have at least 2mm of tread.

Tyre Size:
Wheels and tyres must be matched in terms of size across all axles. Additionally, tyres should be free from excessive cracks, splits, and bulges, and must fit the wheel properly.

Wheel Condition:
Road wheels must show no signs of significant damage. Severely dented or distorted wheels are likely to result in a failure.

The spare tyre is also subject to testing and must meet all the aforementioned criteria.

Steering and Suspension:

Steering Rack:
The steering must be precise and accurate, ensuring that the steering wheel’s turning corresponds correctly to the turning of the road wheels. The steering rack must be securely held in place, and power-assisted racks should be free from oil leaks.

Steering Wheel:
The steering wheel itself must be securely fastened and exhibit no signs of looseness. There should be no excessive play when moving the steering wheel up and down or from side to side.

Wheel bearings must be free from any play. Additionally, a worn bearing may produce excessive noise when the wheel is spun.

Shock absorbers should be free from oil leakage and should stabilize the car in its normal position when bounced. A seized shock absorber is likely to result in a failure. The shocks must be securely mounted to the vehicle.

Coil springs must be devoid of cracks and should not be snapped. They should also be securely positioned and free from corrosion.

Suspension bushes and steering bushes must firmly hold their respective components in place. Suspension joints should also move freely but remain firm. Leaking boots for ball joints can lead to a failure.

The driveshaft must not exhibit excessive play and should be straight and undamaged.

Braking System:

Discs and Drums:
Pad and shoe linings should not display excessive wear or cracks. Discs and drums must be free from cracks, excessive pits, or scratches. The car should experience minimal pull during braking. Poorly balanced brakes can result in a failure.

The handbrake should require a minimal number of clicks when applied. It should hold itself up and not fall down when tapped or moved sideways. The handbrake should firmly hold the car and exhibit even balance.

Brake Pipes and Cables:
Brake pipes and cables should be free from corrosion and securely installed. Pipes should show no signs of fluid leakage, and the cable should not scrape against the bodywork. Flexible brake pipes should be free from deterioration and splitting.

Calipers and Cylinders:
Brake calipers should operate smoothly without any binding or seizing. They should also be clean of brake fluid. Master and slave cylinders should be free from brake fluid leaks.


All body panels should be securely fitted and free from sharp or jagged edges. Any edge that could potentially harm another road user is likely to result in a failure.

Bumpers should be firmly attached to the body and should not have sharp edges.

Chassis rails and other structural components of the car should be free from excessive corrosion and rust. If applicable, the vehicle body must be securely attached to the chassis.

All doors, as well as the boot and bonnet, must be capable of being opened from the outside.

Safety Equipment:

Seatbelts must be securely installed at their designated mounting points. The webbing should be free from cuts and splits. The inertia reel should lock when pulled sharply. This requirement applies to both front and rear seatbelts.

The driver’s and front passenger seats must be securely mounted without any unwanted movement. They should also be capable of being locked in an upright position.

ABS/Airbag Warning:
Both the ABS and airbag warning lights must be in proper working order.

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