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MOT Testing in Wigan


MOT Testing

An Approved MOT Test Centre in Wigan

Carmex Garage is able to carry out your MOT Test to approved standards and issue you with an MOT Test Certificate of road worthiness in line with legal requirements for your car or commercial vehicle.

At our garage you can be sure of a professional and thorough service that's why we are so highly recommended by our customers. We carry out MOT’s on scooters, motorbikes, cars, vans and motorhomes.

What is an MOT?

Once a car is three years old it must be tested each year to check it meets road safety and environmental standards. This Ministry of Transport test is commonly known as an 'MOT'.


An MOT involves a number of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system. It doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch and gearbox.

Carmex Garage Services Wigan

Components to be inspected

  • The 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 meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, depending on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

  • The exhaust system is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

  • Seat belts are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.

  • Seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

  • 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 brakes are in good condition and the operation and performance (efficiency test) is satisfactory. Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

  • Mirrors are in place, in good condition and secure.

  • The boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

  • The tyres and wheels are in good condition, secure, of the correct size and type and tread depth is sufficient. Spare tyres are not inspected.

  • The registration plates are in good condition and secure and that the characters are correctly formed and spaced.

  • The lights are in operational condition and secure. Headlamps are tested for aim.

  • The bonnet securely latches in the closed position.

  • Wipers and washers operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

  • The windscreen is in good condition and the driver's view of the road is clear.

  • The horn operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

  • 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.

Class 1

Class 4

Class 2

Class 7


Cars & Small Vans  - £40
Scooters & Motorbikes - £25
Large Vans & Motorhomes - £45
Contact us for more information on MOT preparation and MOT testing in Wigan and surrounding areas.

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