MoT Testing

pic31Liverpool Community Transport is approved by the Government appointed Vehicle Operator Service Agency (VOSA). All MoT tests are carried out by MoT testers that are nominated and approved by VOSA.

At LCT we provide MoTs for classes 4, 5 & 7, carried out on site at our fully equipped depot by experienced technicians.

For a price or to make a booking, call 0151 207 5400.

About MoTs

If your car is 3 years or older (12 months for minibuses & light commercial vehicles) you are required by law to have an annual safety check, the ministry of transport test, commonly known as the MoT test. The purpose of the MoT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.

During the MoT test the nominated tester, a person authorised by the government body VOSA will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around the vehicle, including the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle. The result of each check is recorded - if the vehicle passes, a VT20 'pass' certificate is issued. If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a VT30 'failure' document is issued. Items that are not quite a failure, but worthy of a mention to you so you can keep an eye on them are drawn to your attention as 'advisory' items.

It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MoT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. Recent computerisation of the MoT testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MoT.

The penalty for not having an up to date MoT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MoT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MoT, especially in the case of injury.

The MOT test is not a substitute for proper and regular inspection. Passing the MOT test does not mean that your vehicle is road worthy for the next 12 months. Minibuses need proper and regular safety inspections irrespective of the MOT test.


LCT membership costs £15 per year and comes with the benefits of affordable minibus hire and reduced labour costs for the maintenance of your own vehicle.

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