Roadworthy vehicle checks

01 October 2020 / Motasoft Administrator

Check your vehicle is safe to drive

You’re responsible for making sure your vehicle is always roadworthy and safe to drive. It can be unsafe even if you have a current MOT certificate.

You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition. So every time you drive you should be sure that your care is safe and roadworthy.

What you should check

  1.          Windscreen, windows and mirrors are clean
  2.          All lights work
  3.          Brakes work
  4.          Engine oil level
  5.          Water level in the radiator or expansion tank
  6.          Brake fluid level
  7.          Battery is working
  8.          Windscreen and rear window washer fluid levels
  9.          Windscreen wipers are working correctly
  10.          Tyres tread depth and condition. See our tyre safety guide for more details



My first time in for a motorcycle MOT & I was greeted by Darren who is a genuinely nice chap. He was very friendly and dealt with me immediately as soon as I arrived bike was in and out passed with no hassle. I would highly recommend this place.


AWESOME! Thank you so much for getting my AR125 in for a late notice MOT. Top service, great guys there really passionate about the job and really looked after me. My bike passed after a couple of issues were sorted. Not bad for a 32 year old bike!

John Greensmith

you can rely on them. charge minimal for servicing. best value for money.

Padma Lochan

Been using this garage for years and as always great customer service that goes above and beyond expected. I would recommend this garage for a friendly honest service.

David Fletcher

Needed a regas on cars air con find out that what I needed was the new environmental friendly gas Motorvation had the new machines to be able to do this at a great price. Darren was brilliant kept me informed of the progress, can recommend this garage highly

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Motorvation, Rothersthorpe Road, Northampton, NN4 8HZ


01604 765007

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