MOT Testing in Bexhill

An MoT test costs just £35 if you book it with a full or major service, £40 when booked with an interim service - saving time and money

Scants MOT is an Authorised MOT Station

Scants Mot & Motor Services are approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and all MoT tests are completed by MoT testers nominated by DVSA.

The MOT Test

MOT tests can be carried out on your car up to one month before the expiry date of an existing UK MOT certificate provided that a current MOT certificate is presented to the examiner at the time of the test. Your current expiry date will not be affected, so don’t wait and have a last-minute panic!
The MoT test checks that the Vehicle Identification Number commonly referred to as the VIN is legibly displayed on the vehicle.
The MoT tester will check the condition, security, legibility and the format of letters and numbers on your registration plate.
The Mot test checks the condition, operation, security and colour of your vehicle’s lights. The test will also check to see if the headlamp aim is correct.
The MoT tester will also check the Steering and Suspension components for correct condition and that the operation is correct.
During the MoT test will check your vehicles Wipers and Washers ensuring they operate properly and giving the driver a clear view of the road.
The nominated tester will check the Windscreen condition and driver’s view of the road and that there are no chips or cracks affecting the driver line of sight.
The MoT test will cover the horn’s operation for effectiveness and the type is correct.
All seatbelts including those in the rear of the vehicle are checked for type, condition, correct operation and security and all compulsory seatbelts are in place.
Your vehicle’s front seats are checked for security during the MoT test.
The fuel system is checked during the MoT test for leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely.
The MoT test covers your exhaust emissions, ensuring that the vehicle is within the specified guidelines and they the exhaust is complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively
Vehicle structure and body shell are checked during the MoT test for excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas of the vehicle. Any sharp edge can result in an MoT failure.
The MoT tester will check that the doors open and close correctly and that the latch is secure in vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items like rear seatbelts.
The mirrors on your vehicle are checked during the MoT test for condition and security.
The MoT tester will check the vehicle’s wheels and tyres for a number of key points: the condition, security, tyre size and the type and tread depth
The MoT tests the efficiency of the vehicle’s braking performance, condition and operation. Most vehicles are tested on a rolling road brake tester.