Tel: 01204 526 370

MOT Information

MOT

H. Samson (Bolton) – MOT – Vehicle Testing Station

At H.Samson (Bolton) we can provide MOTs and servicing for the following vehicle types:

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • Motorcycles
  • Class I & II Bikes
  • Class V & VII Vans
  • Petrol & Diesel

Car MOTWhat is an MOT ?

Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it’s three years old. There are different rules if it’s used as a taxi.

The MOT certificate

MOT CertificateThe MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn’t mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The test doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox. The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.

What the MOT test includes

MOT ChecksThe 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.

H. Samson (Bolton) Ltd is listed in MOT Test Centers
H. Samson (Bolton) Ltd are situated close to Bolton town centre. We provide MOT and servicing for Bolton and all surrounding areas, including (but not limited to): Manchester, Bradshaw, Bradley Fold, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Daubhill, Deane, Farnworth, Great Lever, Harwood, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Hulton, Little Lever, Lostock, Middlebrook, Over Hulton, Smithills, Radcliffe, Walkden, Whitefield and Westhoughton. For accident repair work, servicing and MOT work, we can also cover much of Lancashire (Lancs.) and the North West.

Tel: 01204 526 370

Service & MOT

Service & MOT Offer

A complete service:

At Samson’s we have been repairing accident damaged vehicles for over 60 years. Complementary to our large body shop facilities in Bolton, we are now able to offer MOTs and servicing for your car, van or motorbike.

From bikes to cars to Class VII (7) vans:Courtesy Van

Whether you require a quick oil change or a full major service on your car, van or motorbike, Samson’s are here to oblige. With modern facilities and the most up-to-date equipment, together with skilled ATA qualified staff, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be in safe hands.

Keeping you on the road:

We can even offer you a courtesy vehicle,* including a courtesy van (pictured right), to keep you on the road while we look after your vehicle.

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MOT & Service available for most vehicles:

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • Motorcycles
  • Class I & II Bikes
  • Class V & VII Vans
  • Petrol & Diesel

*subject to availability. Please call to arrange.
H. Samson Bolton Ltd is listed in Mot Test Centers

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