If you own a car in the UK, you must be aware of a class 4 MOT test. It is a mandate for any vehicles weighing more than 450 kg; Ministry of Transport oversees this once a year test to make sure all cars are roadworthy.
MOT is not about your car’s main working components (like its engine, brakes, gearbox etc.), it focuses on its emission quality and safety. An MOT test includes testing of parts like light, bodywork, seat-belts, etc.
To make sure you don’t have to worry about queuing up for an MOT test; or pay a hefty charge, we, HG Motors, have brought MOT Harrogate; you can book your appointment ahead of your arrival, and we have affordable rates for all our services.
As mentioned before, an MOT test skips on the working parts like engine, gearbox, clutch, and checks on components regarding its safety. Some of the key elements which we inspect in a class 4 MOT are –
Exhaust emission – British Government maintains a strict pollution standard to help curb global warming. For that reason, a vehicle's emission is strictly monitored and is mandated by law to keep under a specific quality, and quantity. When you come to HG Motors for an MOT check, we will measure your car’s exhaust quality with top-of-the-line equipment to make sure it abides by the guideline.
Brakes – Brakes are an essential component to ensure that your daily commute stays safe. In an MOT test, your car’s brakes will be inspected to make sure that they are working as they should, and is not leaking.
Suspension – Suspension, a system of springs and hydraulic dampers, ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. However, having a properly working suspension is mandatory. A damaged unit can break down mid-drive, resulting in a catastrophe.
Steering – We all know why we need the steering wheel. The overall functionality of your car’s steering wheel is crucial; even the smallest deviation can cause trouble when you are driving down the road. That’s why we have included an inspection of the steering wheel and its various components in our class 4 MOT test.
Tyres – Another critical component that affects your car’s safety, tyres; they are the only contact point between your vehicle and the road. This makes them necessary to stay in good shape.
UK laws mandate at least 1.6mm of the tyre tread. Also, the MOT test includes an assessment of bulge and tears along with an overall general inspection.
Lights – Under an MOT test, review of all your car’s lights are a mandate. These include the fog lamps, indicators, registration plate lights, interior and hazard lamps.
Also, we will measure your car’s headlights angle; headlight beam should not be projected too high or else it will blind an oncoming vehicle.
Electronics – Modern cars are laced with electronics. Almost every single element is monitored with a sensor, which reports to the Engine Control Unit or ECU. These links are connected through miles of wiring, and under our MOT check Harrogate, we will inspect these along with the sensors to ensure it's in proper shape.
Also, your car’s batteries will be inspected for any sign of rust, leaks and broken or loose housing.
Chassis – When you visit us for an MOT test, we will ensure that the overall frame and body is in good shape, and no sharp edges are sticking out. Along with a complete visual inspection, we will also check the following parts –
- Registration plate holder
- VIN plates
At HG Motors Harrogate, you will be able to avail one of the best and affordable services you ever availed. Our team of experienced and certified technicians will ensure that every component of your car is safe and roadworthy. Also, we offer our services at attractive rates that you cannot pass.
Visit us today or call us to book an appointment. We have also started priority appointment booking via our website so that you don’t have to wait for our service.