In the course of the history of our company we have always paid special attention to the technical condition of our vehicles. At the beginning we have been occupied with the repair of our own fleet after guarantee period has expired, then owing to the modernization of our service premises supported by our own the European Union’s resources we gradually extended our activity. Thus we could have established our appropriate knowledge and tools basis complying with the international specifications for every important repair work, whether it is the technical inspection or repair of the trailers (our company is member of the official service and repair network of Schmitz Cargobull trailer brand).
We develop our settlement continuously thus now we are performing service both in the warranty period and beyond it for our exterior partners, too. We have our own spare parts stockpile, so in case of a failure repair work can be done in the shortest time in our workshop.
The MOT test appertains is one of the main activities of our company, that was characterized by a stressed atmosphere previously. Maybe it has been experienced because of the old system and the habit of the administrators.
Of course all participants of the road traffic should run with a vehicle in faultless technical condition, but we know that it is almost impossible, there will be always anything going wrong that must be repaired.
At our company for the MOT test a test date may be requested in almost each category by phone and in person. The category to be tested can be queried at our technical inspectors thus there is no unnecessary misunderstanding.
We would like to inform you of some detailed conditions concerning the MOT test.
Are you going to have made the MOT test? What is worth to inspect already at home prior to the MOT test?
The necessary documents prior to the MOT test.
It is an indispensable accessory of the successful MOT test the traffic permission and the registration book.
In addition, a document confirming the compulsory insurance. This may be a check stub or a remittance voucher, or a confirming policy provided by the insurance company.
For MOT test the vehicle can be brought by the owner or the operator. If it is not possible, then anybody can arrange the MOT test with an authorization. It is still important to notice that in every case the personal documents of the person arranging the MOT test are required. If the MOT test is arranged by an authorized person, then the identity card and the address card of the authorized person will be required.
What is the situation with the car prior to the MOT test?
It is a frequently asked question: a car with foiled windscreens can pass the test? If the foil complies with the specifications and this can be confirmed with the necessary document (quality certificate), then the answer is yes.
However, it is important to know that there are strict criteria for using the foil, such as:
– The front windscreen should have a light transmittance capability of 75 % minimum.
– The windscreens beside the driver’s seat should have a light transmittance capability of 70 % minimum.
– The foil must not have any light reflecting properties.
Existence of the foil can be registered in the traffic permission but it is not compulsory! For the successful MOT test only the existence of the quality certificate is required.
In addition to the foil we can have troubles at the MOT test with a stone strike if it is in the field of view and / or the fissure is already extended.
On one axle tires of the same size and pattern must be mounted. The pattern may be different but not the size each axle. Tires as per season are no criterion for a successful MOT test, this is not checked by the technical test inspectors. The more important is the depth of 1,6 mm of the tire pattern at least. This can be checked easily at home, as well. Care must be taken of suitable air pressure setting in the tires prior to the MOT test.
At the MOT test the wheel can cause some trouble if it is not factory made. In this case the rightful use must be confirmed with a quality certificate.
It is worth to inspect the lights prior to the MOT test! The first and most important question is: are all lights functioning well? Are the globes not broken or cracked? These are namely all a criterion of a successful MOT test. Xenon lights may be in the car only, if they are factory made. It is almost impossible to pass the MOT test successfully with Xenon lights installed afterwards because there are very strict stipulations for this.
Smaller dents, scratches, possibly rusting in the bodywork cause no trouble at the MOT test if they mean an aesthetic problem only. If it is a larger surface that can lead to technical problems, it can result in a failed MOT test.
Concerning the colour variations, the proportion of one third is relevant. Namely if the colour of one third of the surface of our car corresponds to the colour registered in the traffic permission, it is not compulsory to have registered the colour change in the traffic permission. If the colour change exceeds one third of the car’s surface, then registering of this in the traffic permission is compulsory. The shade change does not matter, only the factual colour difference.
The inside of the car
– Are the safety belts functioning well?
– Are the fitting points of the safety belts functioning well, are they on their right place?
– Is the seats’ fastening stable?
– Are the instruments functioning without any problem?
– Are the foot brake / hand brake functioning suitably?
– Is the first aid package in the car valid?
All these are stipulations for a successful MOT test.
There are frequently used outfits requiring extra caution prior to the MOT test:
– If we have a draw hook on the car and it is not registered in the traffic permission, then we have to be prepared that the mounting declaration will be required and if we have bought a draw hook with no “E”-permission mark but for example with “H”, then the quality certificate will be necessary, as well. In case of the “E”-permission no quality certificate is needed.
– In case of a sport exhaust-pit and sport steering wheel it is also necessary to verify the rightful use with a quality certificate!
When we are ready with the inspection carried out at home, then it is necessary to log in for the previous inspection because of the following reasons:
At the previous inspection, in addition to that mentioned above we check your car by means of special devices, gauges, that will also be checked by the test inspector at the MOT test.
Your headlights will be set, the undercarriage, the bearing, the ball heads checked.
The brakes, the shock absorber will be tested.
You need not to bring your car there several times, as the previous inspection directly precedes the MOT test!
After this you have nothing else to do, then take your newly and successfully MOT tested car!
J&S SPEED KFT.
We believe that the secret of a 100 % satisfaction is the continuously maintained machine park. The services provided in the course of our development have been matched in all cases to the demands of our partners, thus in our days we are at the disposal of our partners not only with transportation but also with an overall service connected with this.