How to identify the best Class 4 and Class 5 MOT centre London

Posted by CesarMuler on November 7th, 2015

In the UK DVSA or Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency has strict rules and regulations that all vehicles, personal or commercial, must adhere to. The checklist is quite specific for each class of vehicles. There are some well-known Class 4 MOT centre London and Class 5 MOT centre London that had been proving MOT servicing to the commercial vehicles. Before we move forward with specific MOT requirements for different class of vehicles let us see which are the vehicles that fall under Class 4 and Class 5 vehicles.

3-wheeled vehicles weighing over 450kg when unladen weight; 8-passenger cars; motor caravans, Quads with maximum unladen weight of 400kg that are used as goods vehicles of 550kg and maximum net power of 15kw fall under Class 4 vehicles. Also, 8-seater vehicles used for private hire or public service; dual purpose vehicles; ambulances and taxis; goods vehicles with gross weight of up to 3,000kg and 9 to 12-passenger private vehicles and ambulances also fall in this group. Along with these, 9 to 12-passenger commercial vehicles with seatbelts fall under Class 4a and they again have other MOT requirements than Class 4 vehicles. Likewise, private passenger vehicles and ambulances carrying 13-16 passengers or more and playbuses come under Class 5. Depending on the class of the vehicle MOT requirements and the charges associated with it also vary significantly.

Now when you take your vehicle to a Class 4 MOT centre London or Class 5 MOT centre London (usually the same garage provides both the services) you can understand the requirement better. For example, now you can ensure that the speedometer and driver controls are surely to be checked if your vehicle falls under Class 5. For Class 5 MOT centre London the glazing also to be checked. Your Class 4 MOT centre London will also check front and rear position lamps and also the registration plate lamps as per the rules. Likewise, there are strict guidelines for inspecting steering systems for Class 4 and Class 5 vehicles.

If the inspection team find the steering system to be excessive tight or rough in the mechanism it would be rejected. But, thankfully the Class 4 MOT centre London or Class 5 MOT centre London is aware of such issues and you can rest assured that your vehicle will prove its roadworthiness during the test. If any component of the steering mechanism, the road wheels or the tyres found to be fouling any part of the vehicle it will be rectified by expert engineers so that it never leads to rejection of the MOT.

For Class 4 MOT centre London and Class 5 MOT centre London search the internet and check for garages that have been providing their services for quite some time now so that you know that the engineers posses the necessary skills to check your vehicle thoroughly. You can talk to them to express your concern if you have anything specific to discuss and also know the time they would take to complete their inspection. MOT is not just for following the rules. It is also for protecting our environment.

Not every garage can be considered as Class 4 MOT centre London or Class 5 MOT centre London. You should enquire beforehand if they are equipped to take up such jobs.


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