Inspection Routine

VT29 – DVSA MOT Inspection Checklist

Below are some of the areas covered during an MOT:car-mot-whats-included

The MOT test should be carried out by a fully qualified Nominated Tester (NT) with suitable assistance when necessary. The complete test should be carried out without interruption.

The diagrams below show the DVSA sample inspection routine which will aid the tester in making a thorough inspection of a vehicle.

During your award in MOT Testing with Premier MOT Training you will be shown how to carry out a full MOT inspection and given advice and guidance on your MOT inspection routine

Recommended Topside Inspection Routine

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Recommended Underside Inspection Routine
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MOT Testers Manual Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 Areas:

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1.1 Front and Rear Position Lamps, End Outline Marker, Lamps, Registration Plate Lamps
1.2 Stop Lamps
1.3 Rear Fog Lamps
1.4 Direction Indicators and Hazard Warning Lamps
1.5 Rear Reflectors
1.6 Audible Warning (Horn)
1.7 Headlamps
1.8 Headlamp Aim
1.9 Electrical Wiring and Battery
2.1 – Steering Control
2.2 – Steering System
2.3 – Power Steering
2.4 – Suspension – General
2.5 – Front Suspension, Wheel Bearings and Drive Shafts
2.6 – Rear Suspension and Wheel Bearings
2.7 – Shock Absorbers
2.8 – Suspension Type Diagrams
3.1 – Parking Brake Control
3.2 -Hand Operated Brake Control Valves
3.3 – Service Brake Control
3.4 – Anti-Lock Braking and Electronic Stability Control Systems
3.5 – Mechanical Brake Components
3.6 – Braking Systems and Additional Braking Devices
3.7 – Brake Performance
3.8 – Method of Calculating Brake Performance
3.9 – Example of Manufacturers Plate
3.10 – Brake Efficiency Table
4.1 – Tyres
4.2 – Road Wheels
5.1 – Seat Belt Requirements
5.2 – Seat Belt Condition
5.3 – Seat Belt Installation Check (Class 4A & 5A only)
5.4 – Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS)
6.1 – Vehicle Structure, Body and General Items
6.2 – Seats and Doors
6.3 – Registration Plates and Vehicle Identification Number
6.4 – Load Security, Spare Wheel and Carrier
6.5 – Speed Limiter
6.6 – Towbars
6.7 – Speedometer
6.8 – Driving Controls (Class 5 only)
6.9 – Glazing (Class 5 only)
7.1 – Exhaust System
7.2 – Fuel System
7.3 – Exhaust Emissions-Spark Ignition
7.4 – Exhaust Emissions-Compression Ignition
8.1 – View to Rear
8.2 – Wipers and Washers
8.3 – Windscreen
8.4 – Bonnet
9.1 – Lighting
9.2 – Motorcycle Derived Steering / Suspension
9.3 – Brakes
9.4 – Tyres and Road Wheels
9.5 – Seat Belts
9.6 – Body and Structure
9.7 – Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
9.8 – Drivers View of the Road