How to prepare your heavy goods vehicle (HGV) for the brake testing part of the annual test (MOT).
Step 1: Check when your test is due and get reminders
Step 2: Book the test
The cost will vary depending on where you take the test.
Fill in an application form before you book your test if it's the first time it's been tested and it's either:
Step 3: Prepare your vehicle
- Check your vehicle’s headlamp aim
- Check the brakes if it's a heavy goods vehicle
- Check what to do if your vehicle carries dangerous goods
You can get your vehicle checked by a qualified mechanic to prepare for the test. They should be using the test standards in the:
and Prepare the documents you need
You need to bring extra documents if your vehicle is used to carry dangerous goods, or if it's exempt from having a tachograph or speed limiter.
Step 4: Take your vehicle to the test
At the end of the test, you'll be told if your vehicle has passed or failed.