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Your MOT shouldn’t be something to fear. Many people worry that they will get an unfair test, or that their car will be very expensive repairs. However, when you come to us for your MOT, you can be sure that we always provide a fair MOT service. Not only that, but we will talk you through any issues that we found, and the impact this has on your car.

We give you as much information as possible so that you can make informed choices about your car.

What is an MOT?

An MOT is an annual inspection of your car that is required by law in all vehicles that are older than three years. An MOT test has a strict set of checks that will decide if your car is roadworthy and if there are anythings that need to be repaired or replaced.

If your car passes the MOT, you will have a certificate that is valid for 12 months from the day of the MOT test. If your car fails the MOT test, you will need to have the repairs carried out on your vehicle.

An MOT is a legal requirement for your car, so it is essential that you get your MOT booked each year.

What is included in an MOT?

An MOT is designed to make sure that your vehicle meets certain standards. These standards are what is legally considered to be safe for your car and other road users too. Most of the faults that will be found on an MOT can be taken care of by the owner in advance of arrival.


The MOT is an in-depth inspection of everything that will keep your vehicle safe to be on the road.

When you come for your MOT in Sunderland with KB Tyres NE Ltd you can expect:

  • A top-class MOT service
  • Friendly staff
  • Honest information about your car and any repairs it needs
  • An easy booking process using our online form or call

Call KB Tyres today to book your MOT 01915 848 244


What will be inspected during your MOT:


Steering and suspension

To make sure your steering wheel is in good condition and secure. The shock absorbers will be checked for corrosion.



Bakes will be tested and should be in good condition with all warning lights working.



All seatbelts should be working as they are paramount to the safety of the driver and passengers.


Emissions Test

Emissions will be tested, and you should have sufficient oil and fuel to allow for this test.


Wipers Windows & Mirrors

Wipers, windows and mirrors will all be checked to ensure the driver can see the road. 6.6% of MOT failures are due to the driver’s view of the road – mostly wipers.



(30% of MOT fail because of lights), horn, battery, electrical wiring and vehicles with towbars.



Tyres will be checked for the right amount of tread. They will also be inspected for bulges, lumps, cord separation and tears.


General Inspection

The car will be checked to make sure that it complies with the law, things such as the registration plates and speedometer will be checked.


Exhaust Test

The exhaust system will be checked and tested for any leaks.

Get in Touch

Old Bus Depot, Philadelphia Lane, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring DH4 4ES