How do I prepare for the test?
Your vehicle should be road worthy and in full working order, so it is advisable to have it checked by a mechanic before the test. You must also ensure that the exterior/interior and underparts of the vehicle are clean, or the examiner may refuse to test it.
Can I prepare the vehicle myself or will I have to take it to a garage?
Anyone can prepare the vehicle for the test however some specialist equipment may be needed to check certain elements required for the test, for example headlight alignment.
What documents do I need to bring with me on the day of the test?
- vehicle registration document V5C(NI)
- appointment letter
- any current Certificate or Notice of Refusal for all cars, motorcycles, light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles
If you are bringing a taxi you must present all of the above documents as well as
- a current Certificate of Insurance.
If you are bringing a bus you must present all of the above documents as well as
- a Certificate of Initial Fitness.
Is my vehicle covered by insurance?
You can drive an untaxed vehicle to and from the test centre for a prearranged MOT test provided you have adequate insurance cover in place for the use of that vehicle.