London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 16, 2009 -- In the late 1950s a large percentage of people were purchasing second hand cars and light vans. Vast numbers of these vehicles having been manufactured some few years previously were not in the best condition, and some were not regularly serviced, thus numerous vehicles used on the road were potentially dangerous, often with defective brakes, lights and steering.
In 1960 the Ministry of Transport decided that all vehicles over ten years old should have their brakes, lights and steering checked every year, this became known as the MOT test. The testable age was reduced to 3 years by 1967.
The âMOT Testerâ is a person authorized by the government body called VOSA (Vehicle Operator Services Agency) and will conduct an inspection and comprehensive checks around the vehicle. These checks will include interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle.
A spokesman for Elite Direct said âwe have a number of trained technicians working with the latest diagnostic equipment; also we are an approved MOT service centre and meticulously follow VOSA requirements before issuing a certificate, because at the end of the day we carry the responsibility for the quality of MOT testing at our centreâ
The MOT test is very through and the following components will be checked, Vehicle Identification Number, Registration Plates, Lights, Steering and Suspension, Wipers and Washer Bottle, Windscreen, Horn, Seatbelts, Seats, Fuel systems, Emissions, Bodywork, Doors, Mirrors Wheels and Tyres, Brakes.
The purpose of the MOT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the safety requirements by law if your vehicle is 3 years or older it will need an annual test. You may be asked to produce your MOT certificate if your vehicle is involved in an accident, and you could be fined if you do not produce an up to date certificate.
Elite Direct is a âone stopâ service centre to meet every requirement of the motorist, more importantly your vehicle is in safe hands, as all work is carried out by highly trained technicians.
For further information visit: http://www.elitedirect.com
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