Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Hallcraft have an impressive DVSA-approved MOT test centre.
Our MOT testers are experienced and qualified and carry out inspection to the highest standards.
We want our customers to pass their MOT, but crucially we want them to remain safe and road worthy.
Every vehicle undergoing an MOT at HallCraft receives a FREE complementary wash and vacuum.
Class 4 MOT’s (cars and light commercial vehicles) are priced at £54.85 – the rate set by the Government.
HallCraft discount MOTs to £45 if taken at the same time as a service.
Cars that fail an MOT are retested for free within two weeks (10 working days) of any corrective works.
All vehicles that are more than three years old are legally required to take an MOT test every year.
The test is to ensure each vehicle is roadworthy and involves a comprehensive test of your vehicle.
The vehicle should be re-tested every year and can only be driven on UK roads with a valid MOT certificate.
Any vehicles which fail the test can be driven, providing no ‘dangerous’ faults are listed, in which case they must be repaired before the vehicle can be driven.
Your vehicle’s front, rear, brake, fog, indicator and registration plate lights and rear reflectors must:
Pairs of lights must emit light of the same colour, size and shape.
Headlight aim (both dip beam and main beam) should be below the horizontal, so as not to dazzle other drivers.
The vehicle horn must emit a continuous, uniform note, loud enough to be heard by other road users.
The battery must be secure, with no sign of leaking electrolytes.
Wiring should be secure, undamaged and or detached.
Electrical sockets must be in good condition and correctly operate trailer break, parking, indicator and rear fog lights.
Your steering wheel must be secure and in a good condition. The tester will check this by pushing the wheel in various directions and inspecting the steering components for wear or damage.
If your steering has a locking device, it should only lock when the engine isn’t running.
Vehicles with power steering must have at least the minimum level of power steering fluid in the reservoir.
Suspension components and shock absorbers will be checked for excessive corrosion, distortion and fractures.
Brakes, pedals ad levers should be in good condition and any relevant warning lights working.
HallCraft testers will also carry out a brake performance test to check brake efficiency.
Tyres must have an appropriate speed and loud rating for your vehicle.
Tread depth must be at least 1.6mm and tries will be checked for cuts in excess of 25mm, lumps, bulges, tears, exposure of the cord and tread separation.
Vehicles fitted with run-flat tyres must have warning lights operating correctly.
Road wheels must be in good condition. with wheel nuts in place and secured.
All seat belts, including attachment and adjustment fittings, need to be the correct length and in good working order.
HallCraft engineers will inspect the body, chassis, engine mountings, seats, bonnet and doors as part of the MOT check.
All components must be free from corrosion and not have any sharp edges that night cause injury.
Registration plats must be fitted to the front and rear of a vehicle. Plates must be secure and clearly legible to someone standing 20 metres away from the car.
Characters must be correctly formed and spaced and not likely to be misread.
Every vehicle must permanently display a legible VIN, either on a VIN plate secured to the vehicle or stamped / etched on the body or chassis.
A speedometer must be fitted and your HallCraft MOT tester will check that it can be illuminated and the speed can be read.
Exhaust systems should be secure and free of leaks.
If a catalytic convertor was originally fitted, it should still be present.
Carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions must fall with the legal limit.
HallCraft testers will use a gas analyser prob while the engine is running to test the smoke emitted from the exhaust.
Vehicles will be checked for excessive smoke of any colour.
Rear view mirrors and wing mirrors must be secure and provide adequate views to the rear and side.
Wipers and washes must sweep a wide enough area to give the the driver an adequate view of the road.
Windscreens directly in front of the driver must be free of obstruction. Any damage larger than 10mm is considered an obstruction.
Any damage outside of this area, but within the swept area, must not be larger than 40mm.
HallCraft have facilities to provide class IV petrol & diesel MOT’s.
Class VII MOT’s can be arranged.