If you own a car or run a fleet, you have a duty to uphold safety and roadworthiness standards. If a car, or an LCV in your fleet, is over three years old, you must submit it for an annual MOT test. Only an approved inspector, at an approved centre, can perform this test. LMS Motors Ltd, located in Botley, can perform MOT tests for customers in Cumnor, Headington, Kidlington and all surrounding Oxford areas.
We perform MOT tests in the Class IV, V and VII categories.
To book in for your next inspection, please contact us on 01865 244440. We can perform MOT tests up to 28 days before your current certificate expires. Should your car or LCV pass the inspection, you can run both certificates concurrently so as not to affect the expiry date for the following year.
If your vehicle meets the safety, roadworthiness and emission standards set by the DVSA, we issue a pass certificate. If it doesn’t, we will explain why it failed the test. Sometimes, we will advise on work that your car needs but which doesn’t stop it passing the inspection.
Motorists from the Botley, Kidlington and Oxford areas who have cars which fail the annual MOT test can have them repaired at LMS Motors Ltd. Often, we can repair your car or LCV, and perform a free partial re-test, on the same day. Remember that the MOT test is only an indicator that your vehicle meets DVSA standards on the day of inspection.
It is your responsibility to uphold those standards with scheduled maintenance throughout the rest of the year.
Elements checked during the annual inspection include:
Bonnets, Boot Lids and Doors
Brake and Clutch Systems
Fuel Filler and Oil Caps
Exhaust and Emissions
Hazard Warning Lights
Main Lights and Indicators
Mirrors and Rear Reflectors
Registration Plates and VIN
Seats, Steering and Suspension
Wheel Alignment and Tyres
Windscreen and Door Glass
Screenwash Levels and Wipers
Customers who book in for a full service at the same time as an annual MOT test can benefit from an inclusive package price, subject to availability. LMS Motors Ltd can also perform a pre-MOT inspection to give your car or LCV the best possible chance of passing the yearly inspection.
Our approved testing centre in Botley has dedicated bays which we use only for MOT tests. Typically, the annual test takes 45 minutes to complete. Motorists from the surrounding Kidlington and Oxford areas who would like to watch us perform the test can do so from a comfortable waiting and viewing area.
We are fair and transparent in the way we deal with MOT tests, and in the way we deal with our customers.
Because our workshop supports our company’s used car sales department, LMS Motors Ltd can perform MOT tests on forecourt vehicles ahead of sale. Drive away in a desirable make and model, complete with the required MOT certification.