Nork Motor Engineering is a VOSA approved MOT centre.

It is vital that you keep your vehicle in a roadworthy condition, and ensure it meets road safety and environmental standards, with regular MOT’s. You must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is 3 years old. When arranging for your MOT, you need to make sure you are using an approved MOT test centre, and Nork Motor Engineering are a long-standing, VOSA approved, MOT centre.


Booking Your MOT with Nork Motor Engineering

We book MOT’s in two ways:

1) On a waiting basis, performing two waiting MOT’s a day. These are usually done in one hour, and the bookable times are at 10:15am and 1:45pm.

2) If not booked in the above way, then your MOT is booked on the understanding that your car will be with us for the entire day.

How We Start Your MOT

We will take your registration and chassis number and enter these into the national MOT facility. Once we have identified your vehicle, a dedicated MOT check-sheet is printed. This allows us to begin your MOT.

What Can You Check to Give You a Better Chance of Passing?

  • All of your lights work, including the stop lamps
  • Horns, washers and wipers are working
  • Windscreen wiper area is clear of stickers and undamaged
  • All of your seatbelts are out and not stuck under the seats
  • Your registration plates are correctly made and unaltered
  • The doors all work from the inside and outside
  • The boot area and inside is clear of items that would inhibit our work


What Does the MOT Test Cover?

Vehicle Identification Number

No more than one identification number should be present on a vehicle, but the same number can be displayed multiple times.

Registration Plate

Condition, security, legibility and the format of the digits.


Condition, operation, security and correct colouring. The aim of the  headlamps will also be checked.

Steering and Suspension

Correct condition and operation is checked.

Wipers and Washers

Correct operation, ensuring clear view of the road.


Condition and view of the road.


Correct operation and type.


All seatbelts are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be installed.


Front seats are secure and all seats can be secured in the upright position.

Fuel System

Check for leaks and security of fuel cap. Key for the fuel cap must be made available.

Exhaust Emissions

Vehicle must meet with exhaust requirements, which can vary according to make and model of your vehicle.

Exhaust System

Complete, secure, without leaks and effectively silenced.

Vehicle Structure

Check to ensure vehicle is free from excessive corrosion or  damage. No sharp edges.


All doors open, close and lock correctly. Front doors must open from the inside and outside. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable areas.


All present, secure and good condition.

Wheels and Tyres

All are in good condition, secure and have the correct tyre size, type and tread depth.


Operation and efficiency is tested.

Air Bags

All are present, secure and operational.


Operation and efficiency is tested.

ESP Light

Operation and efficiency is tested.