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MOT Ipswich also checks your MOT Status, Just enter your car reg.
Most MOT’s are covered under class 4 as this class is for Cars and light vans.
In addition, Class 4 also covers Ambulances and taxis along with Private passenger vehicles (9-12 passenger seats).
If you are looking for a Motorcycle test centre, then class 1 (up to 200cc) and class 2 (all motorcycles) are the classes to look out for.
Also, Class 5 is for Private passenger vehicles and ambulances over the 13 seats with 5a covering the same but including seat belts.
Class 3 is for Three-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight).
Finally, Class 7 covers Goods vehicles (over 3,000 kg up to 3,500 kg DGW).
Each class has a maximum price that an MOT centre can charge you, this is set by the Government.
Most MOT centres, have offers below the maximum price so shop around.
Find out more by visiting our MOT Cost page.
MOT test explained
Cars over three years old must by law pass a yearly MOT test to show that they are roadworthy.
An MOT involves many different checks on your car, Looking at the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system.
Most noteworthy an MOT doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch and gearbox.
Top tips for passing your MOT
Your lights need to all be in good working order. This includes your headlights, sidelights, indicators, brake lights, reversing light and not forgetting your vehicle registration light.
Tyres should be properly inflated and have at least 1.6mm of tread around the whole tyre.
Are there any excessive noises or rattles coming from under your vehicle? This may suggest a problem with the exhaust.
Your wipers and washers should be in good working order with no splits on the wiper blades. Also, check that the washer fluid in topped up and not blocked.
Checking your oil level before an MOT is a must but also good practice to check regular and before a long journey. To check your oil remove your dipstick from the engine and give it a wipe. Put it back in the engine and pull it out again. Your oil level should be between the minimum and maximum marks. The vehicle should be on an even level when doing this and the engine turned off for at least 10 minutes.
There’s also a checklist on the MOT cost page to help you give your car the best chance of a pass.