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If your Lexus is over three years old, an MOT test is a required to ensure that your car is both roadworthy and compliant with safety and environmental standards set by the Ministry of Transport.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN AN MOT CHECK?

By taking your car to your nearest Lexus Retailer for an MOT you can be assured of the best results for you and your car. From the exemplary customer service intrinsic to Lexus, to the skilled technicians performing your MOT Check, we will ensure that you are back on the road quickly and with absolute confidence.

An MOT Check is a comprehensive check to establish that a vehicle meets the legal standards required to drive on the road, however it excludes the condition of the engine, clutch and gearbox. An MOT certificate from any Lexus Retailer is provided at a fixed price, so there's no need to shop around.

The assessment includes a thorough inspection of your car's lights, steering, suspension, battery, fuel system, emissions, brakes, wheels and tyres. If your vehicle fails its MOT Test for any reason, our expert technicians will conduct any repairs with the quality of Lexus genuine parts.


  

  
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YOUR MOT CHECK QUESTIONS ANSWERED

  • HOW DO I BOOK AN MOT CHECK?

    Contact your local Lexus Retailer to arrange an MOT check, where our trained technicians know your Lexus better than anyone and will aim to get you certified as quickly as possible.

  • HOW LONG DOES AN MOT CHECK TAKE?

    An MOT check takes approximately one hour. If you choose to wait at your local Lexus Retailer, you can be sure that you will experience the highest standards of hospitality while your vehicle is prepared. You also have the option of leaving your vehicle with us for a portion of time, and you can collect it whenever is most convenient for you. If your vehicle requires additional attention, our trained Lexus technicians will keep you updated through your chosen method of communication.

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CAR HAS FAILED AN MOT CHECK?

    If your car fails its MOT check, our priority will be to inform you and rectify the problems as quickly as possible. Your local Lexus Retailer is likely to have the necessary parts in stock, but in the unlikely event that we do not, our Same Day Service will ensure that you are not inconvenienced and off the road for long.

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CAR SERVICE AND AN MOT CHECK?

    An MOT check is an annual legal requirement for all vehicles over 3 years old. This checks whether your vehicle is roadworthy to the essential standard. This is a visual test and does not take anything apart; even your car’s wheels will stay on during this check. It does not mean that your vehicle is running to a high standard necessarily, but only that it is safe to drive for you and other road users.

  • WHY DO I NEED REGULAR SERVICING AS WELL AS AN MOT?

    A service is essential to tell you whether your car is in good condition, get the best performance and to optimize the longevity of your car. A Lexus service is a thorough inspection of your car from every angle including lights, engine, brakes and suspension. With dedicated knowledge of every model in the Lexus range, an inspection by our trained technicians will give you ultimate peace of mind for the road ahead.

MOT CHECKLIST

Horn sound
Windscreen washers and wipers
Screen wash levels
Complete rubber wiper blades without any chunks missing
Seat belts not frayed, torn or broken
If you pull sharply on the seat belt, ensure that the inertia reel locks
If you pull sharply on the seat belt, ensure that the inertia reel locks
No bulges or cuts on the sidewalls of tyres
No objects stuck in the tyre tread
Tread is 1.6mm deep as a minimum
Ensure each tyre matches the opposite on the same axle for size and construction
The spare tyre must also be roadworthy
Every exterior bulb is working when dipped and on full
The light lenses are free of cracks or damage
No bulges or cuts on the sidewalls of tyres
No objects stuck in the tyre tread
Tread is 1.6mm deep as a minimum
Ensure each tyre matches the opposite on the same axle for size and construction
The spare tyre must also be roadworthy
Every exterior bulb is working when dipped and on full
The light lenses are free of cracks or damage
No sharp edges on the bodywork that could injure pedestrians or cyclists
Bumpers are secure
All doors are openable from inside and out
The area swept by the windscreen wipers should not be cracked or chipped
Outside of this area, chips must not be bigger than 10mm
Mirrors should be secure, clean and in good condition

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