Bournemouth MOT Centre - Park Garage

Park Garage can carry out your annual MOT test. We are authorised to carry out Class 4 Mot Tests. Please contact us to arrange an appointment. We can carry out your car's MOT test from 8.50am until our final appointment of the day at 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We also carry out MOT tests on a Saturday until 12.00am but advance booking is recommended.

If you are unfortunate enough for your car to fail its MOT test. We are able to carry out neccessary repairs to bring your vehicle back to MOT standards and always at a very reasonable price. We can often repair your vehicle on the same day that it fails the MOT test and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Detailed description of the UK MOT Test for Cars

Registration plates and Vehicle Identification Number* (VIN)

* Required on all vehicles first used on or after 1st August 1980.

For registered vehicles the plate must be:

The Vehicle Identification Number must be:


Inside the car checks:

Steering wheel and steering column:

Under bonnet checks:

This varies vehicle to vehicle; some of these items cannot be observed from under the bonnet on some makes and models.

Under vehicle checks:

On some cars there will be rear wheel steering which is checked from beneath the car.



All required lights are checked for:

Side lights and headlamps

Stop lights, indicators and hazard lights*

Rear Fog lamps**

Number plate lamps

Rear reflectors

* Must be fitted to all vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1986, but if fitted, must be tested.
** Must be fitted to all vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1980.

Bonnet Catch

Reasons for Failure


Tailgates, bootlids etc.

Vehicle structure

Body condition and security


A vehicle can fail with respect to corrosion for:



Inside the car

Anti-lock braking system (if fitted) warning lamp is checked for:


Parking brake

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