What you need to know about MOTs and the best MOT centres in Shrewsbury.
8th August 2013
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We all know our cars have to be properly licensed. The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is the body responsible for monitoring MOT test centres and the MOT testers themselves. The 'ten year test' was launched in 1960 and then became the more regular test we all know in 1967. Before the 60s then, I guess cars could drive in all kinds of states!

If you're looking for a great MOT test centre in Shrewsbury, yes, it is still your responsibility as the vehicle's owner. Cars (and vans) have to be tested every 12 months and without a valid MOT certificate, you can't renew your road tax or insurance.

Accredited MOT test centre checks in Shrewsbury

  • Car body structure
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust system and emissions
  • Seats and seat belts
  • Doors
  • Mirrors
  • Boot or tailgate
  • Tyres
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering
  • Lights
  • Bonnet
  • Windscreen
  • Washers and wipers
  • Horn
  • Number plates
  • Vehicle Identification Number


An MOT will identify any problems that need rectifying immediately, but the tester will also advise on things that are not urgent but will need to be looked at in the future.

To book your MOT in Shrewsbury and stay safer on the roads, click the link at the bottom for our recommended choices. You can have your car MOT'd up to 28 days in advance of its due date.


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