The documents which make up the MOT guides and inspection manuals provide details about all aspects of the MOT scheme and include the following documents:
- MOT testing guide - explains the administration behind the MOT scheme for authorised examiners (AEs), Nominated Testers (NTs) and other interested parties
- MOT Inspection manual for classes 1 and 2 vehicles - explains the testing procedures and standards for MOT tests on motorbikes, scooters, mopeds and motorbike combinations
- MOT Inspection manual for classes 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles - explains the testing procedures and standards for MOT tests on cars, private buses and light commercial vehicles
Vehicle owners may also find the inspection manuals useful as they outline the details of the MOT test and the reasons why a test certificate could be refused.
Additional instructions and information about MOT testing and the MOT scheme are also issued to vehicle testing stations and testers in the form of MOT special notices.