MOT Testing

Northowram Garage is an official Department of Transport MOT Station.

Private cars over 3 years old require an annual MOT Certificate, this is a legal requirement and a vital safety check.

The MOT test covers many areas of vehicle safety and legal compliance, for example:

The body and vehicle structure
Is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

The fuel System
Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.

The exhaust emissions
The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

The exhaust system
Is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

The seat belts
All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.

The seats
The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

The doors
Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

The mirrors
The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security.

Load security
Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

The brakes
Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

The tyres and wheels
Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.

The registration plates
Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.

The lights
Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.

The bonnet
Securely latches in the closed position.

The wipers and washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

The windscreen
Its condition and the driver’s view of the road.

The horn
Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

The steering and suspension
Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.

The vehicle identification number (VIN)
Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.

About us

Northowram garage is local business run by the same family since 1985. We have an experienced and qualified team of mechanics and handle all aspects of vehicle maintenance and mechanical repair.

We are based in Northowram and always have a range of high quality cars for sale within easy reach of Halifax, Bradford, Queensbury and Brighouse.

Call us on 01422 205419 to book your vehicle in, check our cars for sale or discuss your vehicles needs.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5.30pm

Saturday
Sales available by appointment.

Please note our stock changes regularly so please call before visiting to view vehicles listed here

Ford Peugeot