Autotrail Motorhome MOT, Service & Repair
If you have an Autotrail motorhome, it’s important that you get an MOT carried out on it every year if it is more than three years old, in the same way as you would with other vehicles. Without an MOT, your motorhome insurance and tax can become invalid, and your motorhome may not be roadworthy.
The DVSA sets the criteria for the MOT test for motorhomes, and it involves a very detailed inspection that determines whether your Autotrail motorhome is roadworthy. The examiner, who must be approved by the DVSA, will carry out several safety checks including the lights, seat belts, tyres and emissions.
If after carrying out the checks, your motorhome is not up to the standard required, it will be categorised into one of 3 options: majors, minors and advisories. Your MOT document will display these along with whatever else the examiner finds.
Autotrail motorhomes are classified in the Class 4 category if they weigh up to 3.5 tonnes. It can be categorised as Class 7 if it weighs more than 3.5 tonnes. More in-depth tests are required for larger vehicles, and the additional checks include testing the brakes and making sure the tyres can carry extra weight.
Why Should You Choose TMC?
We’re proud to have state-of-the-art testing facilities for MOTs. You can get both your Autotrail motorhome’s MOT and servicing carried out here. Few centres can accommodate all your motorhome needs, but we’re pleased to be able to help at TMC.
We can provide you with an extensive range of services for Autotrail motorhomes, from a routine engine service to a full MOT. The work is carried out in our well-equipped workshop and we have top facilities such as a floor-mounted rolling road.
Here are some of the things we will check when you bring your Autotrail motorhome in for its MOT:
1. The lights must be in good working condition.
2. The brake lights should work properly when the brake pedal is pushed.
3. The number plates need to be clear and visible.
4. The tyre tread depth should be no less than 1.6mm.
5. All the seat belts should be in good condition.
6. Damage to the windscreen should be less than 40mm (10mm if the damage is in the driver’s view).
7. The wipers must work properly and be clean and damage-free.
8. There will need to be screen wash inside the bottle.
9. The horn should be in good working order.
We have put a lot of effort into our workshop over the last 40 years to make sure it is as good as it can be. We have won awards for it, and combined with our top customer service we provide a popular service for owners of Autotrail motorhomes across the North. We even earned the Approved Workshop accreditation in 2018.
We enjoy sharing our knowledge with our customers and helping them with their Autotrail motorhome MOTs, and we’ll be delighted to help you today.