At Rayments Garage, we offer a full range of maintenance and repair services for a wide variety of vehicle types. One of our specialise services is that we are the MOT centre Abbotsley drivers can rely on. If you need an MOT, or and MOT and service, contact us. We will be happy to book you an appointment at a time convenient for you.
What are MOT centres? Abbotsley drivers, and of course drivers from all over the UK, are required to get an MOT once a year. The aim of the MOT is to ensure that every vehicle on the road is safe. This minimises the chance of accidents. A voluntary early version of the MOT was introduced in 1960, and in 1961 it was made compulsory. The effect of this decision was a drastic reduction in the number of accidents caused by car faults. Before this, many accidents had happened which had been avoidable, such as accidents caused by worn out tyres or faulty lights. Since 1961, the test has had various alterations. For example, in 1992 stricter regulations for tyre tread depths were introduced, and in 2021 checks of extra systems like electronic stability control systems were introduced. But the aim remains the same – to ensure road safety by checking the quality and state of vehicles that are being driven in the UK.
One of the ways that the standard of MOTs is maintained is that they can only be carried out at officially registered MOT centres. Abbotsley customers should make sure that the garage that they are using is MOT registered. If it is not, then they may be able to carry our services and repair work, but the test will need to be completed elsewhere. If anything in the test is failed, this can lead to a complicated situation where you are trying to coordinate between two garages. At Rayments Garage, we are one of the registered MOT centres Abbotsley drivers can choose, so we offer all the services in house.
To be one of the MOT centres Abbotsley customers can choose, a garage needs to meet certain requirements. The owner cannot just decide to offer MOTs. The first requirement is that the premises need to be suitable and contain all the necessary equipment for the class of vehicle to be tested. Then an authorised examiner needs to be trained and registered. This is a person or organisation that ensures that the standards are maintained, suggest as records being correctly completed and staff being fully trained. There also must be an approved and qualified manager who will be responsible for the day to day operation of the MOT centres, and trained MOT testers who have met the legal requirements to maintain the right standard.
This all means that by the time a garage has been registered, it has met many rigorous standards. This is the case at Rayments Garage. We are confident that when it comes to finding the best MOT centres, Abbotsley customers will not find a better choice than our garage.