MOT, Repairs & Servicing for all Class 7 Vehicles

MOT, Repairs & Servicing for all car types

MOT, Repairs & Servicing for Motorhomes & Campervans

MOT, Repairs & Servising for Minibuses

Tyre bay and stock of tyres available on site

Full services for Class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles

Repair work available for all types of vehicles

Call 01253 791177 to book your MOT now

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Acacia MOTs, Car and Commercials have state of the art MOT testing bays that allow us to MOT class 1, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles. 
 

Here at Acacia MOTs we have Blackpool’s best equipped MOT Testing Station.

MOT while you wait.

Waiting room with tea and coffee facilities.

We have extra large MOT bays that allow us to test most types of vehicles. From cars, small vans to large vans, commercial vehicles, minibuses and camper-vans.

If your vehicle type isn’t listed or you aren’t sure, then please give us a call and we would be happy to advise you.

All MOT tests are carried out by one of our fully qualified MOT testers.

Click on a button below for more information on the different classes of vehicle.

Class 4 MOTs

Call 01253 791177 to book your Vehicle MOT now

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Here at Acacia MOTs we have Blackpool’s best equipped MOT Testing Station.

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MOT while you wait.

Waiting room with tea and coffee facilities.

 

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We have extra large MOT bays that allow us to test most types of vehicles. From motrobikes, cars, small vans to large vans, commercial vehicles, minibuses and campervans.

If your vehicle type isn’t listed or you aren’t sure, then please give us a call and we would be happy to advise you.

All MOT tests are carried out by one of our fully qualified MOT testers.

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Classes 4

Vehicle typeAge first test certificate required (years)
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
3
Motor caravans
3
3 wheeled vehicles (> 450 kg unladen weight)
3
Quads (max unladen weight 400 kg – for goods vehicles 550 Kg
and max net power of 15 kw)
3
Dual purpose vehicles
3
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
3
Ambulances and taxis
1
Private passenger vehicles & ambulances
(9-12 passenger seats)
1
Class 4a (includes seat belt installation check)
Not applicable

Class 5 MOTs

Call 01253 791177 to book your MOT now
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Here at Acacia MOTs we have Blackpool’s best equipped MOT Testing Station.

MOT while you wait.

Waiting room with tea and coffee facilities.

We have extra large MOT bays that allow us to test most types of vehicles. From motorbikes, cars, small vans to large vans, commercial vehicles, minibuses and camper-vans.

If your vehicle type isn’t listed or you aren’t sure, then please give us a call and we would be happy to advise you.

All MOT tests are carried out by one of our fully qualified MOT testers.

Class 5 (with more than 13 passenger seats)

Vehicle typeAge first test certificate required (years)
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances –
13-16 passenger seats
1
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances –
more than 16 passenger seats
1

Class 7 MOTs

Call 01253 791177 to book your MOT now
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Here at Acacia MOTs we have Blackpool’s best equipped MOT Testing Station.

MOT while you wait.

Waiting room with tea and coffee facilities.

We have extra large MOT bays that allow us to test most types of vehicles. From motorbikes, cars, small vans to large vans, commercial vehicles, minibuses and camper-vans.

If your vehicle type isn’t listed or you aren’t sure, then please give us a call and we would be happy to advise you.

All MOT tests are carried out by one of our fully qualified MOT testers.

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Class 7

Vehicle typeAge first test certificate required (years)
(over 3,000 kg up to 3,500 kg DGW)
3

What is tested during an MOT

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Our testing standards are set by VOSA, who administer the M.O.T scheme on behalf of the Secretary of State.
 

Having a current MOT certificate is a legal requirement in the UK. Without an MOT certificate, you will be unable to renew your road tax. If your vehicle is three years or older, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is examined every 12 months.

The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of the test.

Components to be inspected

Body or vehicle structure and general items

  • Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas.
  • No sharp edges likely to cause injury.
  • Towbars for security, condition, inappropriate repairs or modification.
  • Correct operation of 13 pin electrical socket.
  • Speedometer condition and operation.
  • Engine mountings.

Fuel system

  • No leaks.
  • Security and condition of pipes or hoses.
  • Fuel cap fastens and seals securely.- Note the fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.

Exhaust emissions

  • Vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependent on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

Exhaust system

  • Secure.
  • Complete.
  • Catalyst missing where one was fitted as standard.
  • Without serious leaks and is not too noisy.

Seat belts

  • All the seat belts fitted are checked for type, condition, operation and security.
  • All mandatory seat belts must be in place.
  • Check of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) for air bags and seat belt pre tensioners.

Seats

  • Driver’s seat can be adjusted.
  • All seats for security and seat backs can be secured in the upright position.

Doors

  • Latch securely in closed position.
  • Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle.
  • Rear doors should open from outside the vehicle.
  • Hinges and catches for security and condition.

Mirrors

  • Minimum number required, condition and security.

Load security

  • Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

Brakes

  • Condition including inappropriate repairs or modifications, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels and trims are not part of the test.
  • ABS or electronic stability control (ESC) where fitted.
  • Check of the MIL for ABS, electronic stability control, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning.

Tyres and wheels

  • Condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth.
  • Spare tyres are not inspected. Note: vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 – check of the MIL for tyre pressure monitoring.

Registration plates

  • Condition, security, colour, characters correctly formed and spaced.

Lights

  • Condition, operation including HID and LED headlamps for cleaning, self levelling and security.
  • Headlamp aim.
  • Main beam warning light.

Bonnet

  • Securely latches in the closed position.

Wipers and washers

  • Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

Windscreen

  • Condition and driver’s view of the road.

Horn

  • Correct operation and of suitable type.

Steering and suspension

  • Condition, steering oil level, operation, a check for inappropriate repairs or modification including corrosion to power steering pipes or hoses.
  • Operation of steering lock mechanism.
  • Check of the MIL for electronic power steering and steering lock.

The vehicle identification number (VIN)

  • Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Only one unique VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.

MOT Prices

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When is a cut price mot actually cheap….?

(The answer to that is…. almost never)

The published prices for MOTs are set by V.O.S.A. and the association of garages and represent the cost of running an MOT station as the national average. So if the MOT fees do not cover the overheads, it must be obtained by other means.

3 areas of the test which determine its outcome and these are items that pass, items that fail and items in the grey area that would be probably advised. Moving the items from the grey area into the fail area would impact on the repair cost and vehicles that may have passed with an advice would fail.

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We pride ourselves on conducting a fair test and always try to pass your vehicle first time. However, if it fails we will do the re-test for FREE if it is done within a week of the initial test date and then for half price if it is re-tested in the second week. Please see our price list for the different classes.

 

Class 4
Vehicle Type
Age first test required (years)
Fee
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£45.00
Campervans (Based on a standard van)3£45.00
Class 4 Mini Buses1£45.00
Motor caravans3£54.85
Quads max unladen weight 400 kg – for goods vehicles 550 Kg
and max net power of 15 kw)
3£45.00
Dual purpose vehicles3£45.00
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£45.00
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9-12 passenger seats)1£45.00
Class 5 (with more than 13 passenger seats)
Vehicle Type
Age first test required (years)
Fee
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances – 13-16 passenger seats (up to gross weight of 5000kg)1£59.55
Class 7
Vehicle Type
Age first test required (years)
Fee
Goods vehicles (over 3,000 kg up to 3,500 kg DGW)3£58.60