MOT terms and conditions

motBooking an MOT

Full payment for the test must be paid by credit/ debit card at the time of booking. (2% credit card charge)

BS Trailers must have 5 days cancellation notice to issue a refund.

Subject to BS Trailers discretion vehicles may be refused test if they arrive late, with loss of fees.

It is the responsibility of the vehicle presenter to ensure a VTG6 plate is with the vehicle at time of test, as MOT test will not be carried out without one.

Vehicles will need to be fully weighted in order to carry out a brake test. We do not have a load simulator on site. However we do have test blocks, and a loaded test trailer for hire.

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Full Terms & Conditions

  • Customers who book an MOT must appear on site at Leighton Buzzard and book in to the MOT reception 15 minutes prior to their test time and follow instructions of testing staff
  • Failure to attend at the correct booked test time will mean that the customer agrees to being charged in full for the test as if they had attended as contracted. There will be no refund for non-attendance under any circumstances. It is totally up to the discretion of VOSA and B.S.Trailer Services staff should a vacant slot be available to allow the customer to remain on site at Leighton Buzzard.
  • In the unlikely event that a VOSA member of staff is not on site to carry out MOT inspections then B.S. Trailer Services will refund the test fee to the customer. B.S. Trailer Services Limited cannot be held liable for any consequential losses; such as travel time; loss of hours; loss of business caused by non-attendance of VOSA staff. In effect this is force majeure.
  • Should B.S. Trailer Services not be able to test on a particularly booked day BS will endeavour (but not guarantee) to notify the customer of this date cancellation and refund in full the fees taken for that test.
  • For every vehicle test the driver/presenter will be expected to comply with all site safety requirements, including the wearing of any necessary protective equipment (e.g. ear defenders, high visibility clothing etc.) as directed by BS and VOSA staff. You must remain in the vehicle during the test and must not wander unaccompanied around the test area.
  • If you cannot keep an appointment you must give at least 5 working days’ notice to avoid loss of fee.

On the day of the test you must ensure that:

  1. Your vehicle is clean enough to examine, fully roadworthy and has sufficient fuel to carry out the test.
  2. The VIN/chassis number if firmly attached and legible
  3. The vehicle does not emit substantial quantities of smoke.
  4. Any door, tailgate, boot lid, fuel cap, floor coverings or other device capable of being opened or accessed is not locked or fixed in such a way that a thorough check cannot be carried out.
  5. The vehicle or its contents is not in such a condition that any meaningful check would risk endangering anyone or damaging the vehicle or any other property.
  6. In the interest of safety you do not bring animals (including pets) or children under 16 years to the test station.
  7. The use of mobile phones (including Bluetooth attachments or hands-free) is prohibited for the duration of the test.

HGV and Trailers-special notes

A full list of the requirements for the presentation of vehicles/trailers and PSV is contained on form VTG12 from

If any of these terms and conditions is not met it could result in the fee being forfeited and the vehicle/trailers not being tested.

Please bring the following documents (where applicable) with you on the day of the test.

  • Current test certificate.
  • The current plating certificate.
  • A legible ministry plate and permanently fixed on the vehicle.

You must ensure that the ministry identification mark is clearly displayed and permanently fixed on trailers.

Loading of vehicles- For the purpose of the brake test the load must exceed 65% of the Gross Vehicle Weight or the max GB weight, if this is lower. It is an offence to use a vehicle on the road if the weights shown on the plating certificate are exceeded. A test may be refused if a test location cannot carry out a satisfactory brake test. You are therefore strongly advised to comply with the loading instructions as below.

  • 3 axle tractor units fitted with air suspension on any axles must be presented in the laden condition if full braking force on the additional axle is related to the load on the drive axle. To provide sufficient load, such tractor units must be coupled to a semi-trailer loaded so that the drive axle is loaded at, or very close to the plated weight shown on the column on the plating certificates and the plate.

You are strongly advised to present the following vehicles laden; Any multi axle vehicle or trailers (excluding 3 axle semi-trailers) with a bogie weight exceeding 10000kg; vehicles or trailers that our simulated load cannot be applied because of the construction of the vehicle. For example tankers, livestock carriers (livestock is not acceptable for a simulated load for test purposes), or vehicles equipped with large tail lifts or heavy tailgates. The only exception to the above will be vehicles or trailers classified as carrying dangerous goods or hazardous substances that cannot be loaded with a safe load.