Alternatively, if you live or work within a 20-minute drive time of our Rother Valley Way MOT test facility in Sheffield and prefer not to wait around, one of the Burrows Mint Cars team will collect and deliver your car from and to an agreed location for added convenience.
Plus, if for any reason your vehicle does not pass the MOT test which you have had at Burrows Mint Cars, our technicians will explain the failures and advisory notes to you and advise on the required repairs. We can offer competitive rates on repairs for a fast and hassle-free way to get you back on the road as quickly as possible and we will re-test your vehicle for free within 14 days once the required work has been completed.
If you’re looking to get a light commercial vehicle tested at Burrows Mint Cars we also do Class 7 MOT testing.
To ensure your car successfully passes its MOT, you can take proactive measures by performing a quick check to identify potential issues. Many vehicles, approximately 1.5 million, fail their MOT due to simple problems like faulty bulbs, insufficient tyre tread, or even empty windscreen washer fluid bottles. By anticipating and addressing these issues beforehand, you can increase the likelihood of your car passing its MOT examination.
1. Headlights and indicators
Check that all of your cars lights function properly - headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.
2. Brake lights
Press the brake pedal and ask a friend to check that the rear brake lights come on - including any supplementary brake strip light. Alternatively, carefully reverse up to a reflective surface (window, wall or garage door) and look behind to see for yourself.
3. Number plate
Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible - even a quick wipe with a cloth can make a difference. The front and spacing of letters must also comply with legal requirements to be passed by the MOT station.
4. Wheels and tyres
Check that wheels and tyres are undamaged. The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT 'fail' (though it is recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). If you're in doubt about how much is left on your tyre you can do the 20p test or we can check this for you, we can also advise which tyre is right for you car if a replacement if required. Take a look at our current tyre offers here.
5. Seats and seatbelts
The driver's seat should adjust forwards and backwards and all seatbelts should be in good, working order. Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt's full length for damage. Tug sharply on all seatbelts to check that they react as they're supposed to if you have to brake severely.
Check the view our of the front of the car for damage - any damage larger than 40mm will cause a 'fail', as will any damage wider than 10mm in the 'swept' area of the windscreen in front of the driver.
7. Windscreen wipers
Make sure your wipers are able to keep your windscreen clean - any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT 'fail'.
Top up the washer bottle before taking the car in for a test - something as simple as an empty container can cause an MOT 'fail'.
Will carry out a free 37-point Visual Health Check to ensure that there is nothing on your car that needs our attention now or in the near future. If we find something, we shall inform you right away in our report. The safety check covers the following:
While you are relaxing with a tea or coffee, flicking through the free newspapers or catching up on the latest with our free Wi-Fi, we will be busy looking after your car.
To book your next vehicle MOT with us pop into your local Burrows Toyota dealership or call one of the numbers below:
Burrows Rotherham - 01709 212602
Burrows Barnsley - 01226 448446
Burrows Doncaster - 01302 244097
Burrows Sheffield - 0114 3081892
Burrows Worksop - 01909 498561