MOTs in Hooe

How MOT tests are done in Hooe

If your Citroen car's MOT is due to expire and you need to book a MOT appointment, it is important that you find a reliable local Hooe mechanic.

MOT stations should always be approved by VOSA and show the MOT logo made up of 3 triangles in blue, and should have a sign stating the maximum cost of the MOT test itself.

A viewing bay is usually available so you can see your car being MOTed by the VOSA approved MOT operative in Hooe, though most people will drop their Volkswagen off at the garage and return at the end of the day following completion of any repairs and the MOT certificate has been issued.

Presenters will be provided with a paper copy, but a nationwide MOT database records the pass electronically.

Replacement certificates can be obtained from test stations.

If you tax your BMW at a local post office, the MOT certificate will need to be presented.

Hooe tests for tyres and wheels in MOTs

Tyres will be examined for the correct structure and type, including aspect ratio and nominal size, thus making sure that the gearing of the drive train is not affected. The type of tyre structure will also be looked at to assess whether they are radial-ply, bias belted or cross ply. Radial-ply tyres can be constructed from fabric or steel.

The tyre wall also has to display the tyre size information, also tending to feature the ply rating, speed symbol and load index. Tyres will be checked with a gauge to ensure a tread depth of 1.6mm continuously around the tyre and spreading across the central three quarters of the tyre surface. In addition tyres should be free of any cuts or punctures or display any cords as otherwise there is a possibility that it will not pass the MOT test unless tyre replacements are carried out.

For further MOT advice, speak to a garage in Hooe.

Assessments of brake systems in Hooe

Brakes are an essential vehicle safety feature which is why MOTs test Skoda brakes so strictly. Road brakes will slow and stop cars that are moving, whereas handbrakes and parking brakes on the rear wheels hold vehicles if stationary on a hill or when parked.

Brake performance tests are carried out to determine efficiency of brakes, using gradient testing, plate brake tests and roller brake machines. Brake checks are conducted to see if problems exist like: parts causing leaks or pipes and flexible hoses vibrating, rigid pipes are not kinked or being fouled by other components, and air, vacuum and hydraulic brake reservoirs are leak free and secure.

Should performance of your Lexus brakes be a concern, don't leave it until your next MOT before consulting with Hooe garages.