Our MOT test centre is the number one garage in Ayrshire to carry out your car, van, or Motorbike MOT efficiently and professionally.
Going to your local MOT test centre is a legal requirement for all vehicles over three years old; this is to ensure your vehicle meets the minimum safety requirements. Without a valid certificate, your car insurance and road tax can become invalid and your vehicle may not be road worthy.
Friendly & Professional test centre
- Tests available at short notice
- Appointments while you wait
- Collection service available
- We have a viewing room
- Clean & comfortable waiting area
Why Duskview Services?
- We can check if your car’s test is due or to check yourself, click here.
- Fully qualified testers – We are staffed by fully trained experts, all certified by the governing body, VOSA.
- Efficient service – We can complete your test in only 45 minutes and your motorcycle test in just 30 minutes!
- Professional friendly service – We are a reliable, local service in Beith, Ayrshire.
Call us now on 01505 502 169 to ask us to check when your test is due, or to book your vehicle in for this service.
Driving a car, van, motorcycle or scooter without having a test carried out, can land you with a maximum fine of £1,000.
Without a valid certificate, your car insurance and road tax can become invalid and your vehicle may not be road worthy. It also increases others, and your personal safety on the road as our test station in Ayrshire can highlight problems with your vehicle.
What is a MOT?
It is an abbreviation of the term ‘The Ministry of Transport Test’. It is an annual test of vehicle safety, road-worthiness and exhaust emissions, therefore it is necessary in the UK to put your vehicle into a test centre if your vehicle is over three years old.
Why do I need to go to a MOT centre to get my vehicle tested?
Your vehicle can only be tested by a VOSA approved mechanic. If your vehicle has not been tested by a VOSA approved mechanic, your test will not be legitimate.
We have a large check list to tick off when it comes to your carrying out your car, van or motorcycle’s test. We aim to provide an efficient, high quality service which takes:
- Up to 1 hour for a car or van
- Up to 30 minutes for a motor bicycle
Duskview are also able to carry out Preventive Maintenance Inspections on HGV trucks and lorries which takes up to 1 hour to complete.
Can your MOT centre check when my test is due?
Our mechanical team are qualified in providing Class I, II, IV and VII vehicles.
To see what test class your vehicle comes under, see below for the full list of classes available in the UK.
The test classes are:
- Class I — Motor bicycles (with or without side cars) up to 200cc
- Class II — All motor bicycles (including Class I) (with or without side cars).
- Class III — 3-wheeled vehicles not more than 450 kg unladen weight (excluding motor bicycles with side cars).
- Class IV — Cars, including 3-wheeled vehicles more than 450 kg unladen weight, taxis, minibuses and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats, Goods Vehicles not exceeding 3,000 kg Design Gross Weight (DGW), motor caravans and Dual Purpose Vehicles.
- Class V — Private passenger vehicles, ambulances, motor caravans and dual purpose vehicles with 13 or more passenger seats
- Class VII — Goods vehicles over 3,000 kg up to and including 3,500 kg DGW. If a vehicle is presented with a manufacturer’s plate and a ‘Ministry plate’ the weights to be used are those on the ‘Ministry plate’.
- PSV test (Class VI) — Public service vehicles used for hire or reward with more than eight passenger seats (test conducted by DVSA/DVA staff their own stations, or at DVSA authorised testing facilities (ATF) or designated premises (DP)).
- HGV test — Goods vehicles over 3,500 kg GVW and trailers over 1,020 kg unladen weight or 3,500 kg GVW if fitted with overrun brakes (test conducted by DVSA/DVA staff their own stations, or at a DVSA authorised testing facility (ATF) or designated premises (DP)).
The test is an extensive diagnosis of your vehicle to ensure safety for both you and others on the road. Areas covered in the test include:
- Vehicle Identification Number – must be permanently displayed and legible
- Registration Plate – condition, security, legibility and format of the letters
- Lights – condition, operation and colour
- Steering & Suspension – condition and operation
- Wipers and Washers – must operate in order to give the driver a clear view of the road
- Windscreen – condition and drivers view of the road
- Horn – operates correctly and is of the correct type
- Seat belts – type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place
- Fuel System – leaks, fuel cap operation
- Exhaust Emissions – the vehicle is require to meet the current standards for exhaust emissions which varies depending on the of the age and fuel type
- Exhaust System – complete and secure. No serious leaks and excessive noise
- Vehicle Structure – corrosion, damage in specific areas, sharp edges
- Doors – operation inside and out, security
- Mirrors – present and condition
- Wheels & tyres – condition, size and tread depth
- Brakes – condition, operation and performance
Road Traffic Act 1988