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Ferguson Park Garage, Rosewell

MOT, service and Repairs
Call 0131-440-2172

MOT Test
Class 4 (Cars) and Class 7 (Vans)

We provide MOT testing for customers in Rosewell, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Mayfield, Gorebridge, Penicuik and around Edinburgh and Midlothian. Anyone who uses a vehicle on the road is required to keep it in a roadworthy condition, in the interests of road safety and the environment. An MOT test is required once a car is three years old. The MOT looks at some essential items on your car to see that it meets key legalised requirements.
You should note that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of a vehicle.
Should it be required, we offer a FREE MOT RE-TEST.

How are vehicles tested?

Our testing bays are state of the art and we use specialised equipment for all MOTs.
All of our testers are fully qualified with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and their competence to test is checked regularly.
VOSA is the government agency responsible for supervising the MOT scheme. It does this by:

The MOT Certificate
An MOT certificate verifies that at the time of the test, without taking the car apart, the motor vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety requirements required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
The standard test procedures are laid out below. If your vehicle has failed the test, you will be given a failure document with reference to this information. You can watch the test from specified viewing area but you are not allowed to interupt the specialist while he/she is working.

What is included in the MOT test?

Car / truck structure: Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specified areas, no sharp edges.
Fuel System: No leakages. Caps fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will require to be opened up.
Exhaust emissions : Vehicle satisfies the requirements of exhaust emissions levels, dependant on the age as well as the fuel type of the vehicle.
Exhaust system: Secure, complete, with out serious leaks along with silences effectively.
Seat belts: All the seat belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. all compulsory seat belts must be in place.
Seats: Front seats secure. Front and rear seat back seats can be secured in the upright position.
Doors: Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may possibly need to be opened to gain access to testable items.
Mirrors: Presence, condition, security.
Brakes: Condition, operation and overall performance). The removal of the wheels is not part of the test.
Tyres and wheels: Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.
Registration plates: Condition, security, digits correctly formed and spaced.
Lights: Condition, operation, security and correct colour. All the headlamps will be checked to see if the aim is correct.
Bonnet: Secures safely in the closed position.
Wipers washers: Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.
Windscreen: Condition and the drivers view of the road.
Horn: Correct operation and right type.
Steering and suspension: Correct condition and operation.
Motor vehicle identification number: Not more than one different identification number should be present on a motor vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1980.

Ferguson Park Garage. - MOT's

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