Statutory guidance

MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles

The testing procedures and standards for MOT tests on cars, private buses and light commercial vehicles (class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles).

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MOT inspection manual for class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles

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This MOT inspection manual sets out the applications, procedures and standards to be used for testing class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles.

Published 3 September 2013
Last updated 20 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the page following the introduction of changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018.
  2. Added a link to the webpage format of the inspection manual that applies from 20 May 2018.
  3. Updated the draft version of the MOT inspection manual for cars and passenger vehicles that will apply from 20 May 2018.
  4. Added a draft version of the MOT inspection manual for cars and passenger vehicles that will apply from 20 May 2018.
  5. Update MOT inspection manual for Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles. Changes have been made to section 6.3 Registration Plates and Vehicle Identification Number and appendix C Structural Integrity and Corrosion.
  6. Update MOT inspection manual for Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles.
  7. Updated with new MOT headlamp aim test standard.
  8. First published.