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MOT Preparation & Presentation

Vehicle maintenance

MOT Preparation Doncaster

Anthony Robson Commercials operate a Heavy Goods Vehicle workshop in Doncaster, South Yorkshire with the capabilities of undertaking MOT Preparation & Presentation at vehicle testing facilities. Our technicians are experts in HGV/LGV prep work, carrying out over 300 tests annually. We pride ourselves of achieving a high first time pass rate when fully preparing a vehicle or trailer for its MOT. 

Our MOT preparation & Presentation services include:

A member from the Commercial department will contact you to arrange a convenient test date for your vehicle or trailer.

We will arrange a HGV MOT testing appointment as well as presenting your vehicle or trailer at the Test Centre on your behalf. 

A thorough Pre-MOT Inspection will be given to the vehicle or trailer to pickup on any defects and rectify these before presenting the vehicle for test. This gives a higher percentage pass rate, which in turn has positive effects on OCRS scores and gets the vehicle back on the road quicker. 


The inspection also includes pre-loading of the vehicle/trailer prior to test which is a legal requirement. If your vehicle or trailer is empty  or lightly loaded, the grip between tyre and the road (or the rollers on a roller brake tester) will be lower, and a relatively small brake force will cause the wheels to lock (stop turning).


The inspection also includes the check of headlamp aim of the vehicle, as well as checking the condition of the light units. Our competent staff are well equipped to make these checks and make any adjustments needed prior to test. 


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Brake Testing DoncasterWith our in-house Brake Testing machine at our Doncaster premises we are able to see the performance of vehicles/trailers braking systems. The brake tester is capable of giving us individual axle information, after analysing the data we are able to make adjustments if necessary prior to test presentation.


We strategically place load simulators on the rear axles and aim to apply at least 65% of the design axle weight to each axle. We use similar weights to add weight to the vehicle, to help achieve consistency between tests. 


In the case of tractor units only, we are able to offer our own pre-loaded trailer to use for brake testing purposes and MOT presentation. 

MOT PreparationOur Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) mechanics are on hand to rectify any defects found on pre-MOT Inspection. We carry stock on many items to help speed up this process and have accounts with many suppliers in the area to source parts to get repairs done as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Our MOT Steam Cleans are designed to remove traffic film, grease and soil prior to inspection. Our steam cleaning bay at our Doncaster premises has ramps used to raise the vehicle for under body cleaning. 


We specialise MOT Steam cleans for all types of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and Light Goods Vehicles (LGV) including: vans, 7.5Tonne, Rigid trucks, Tankers, Articulated units and trailers. Our staff are fully trained on DVSA requirements so are comfortable in preparing the vehicle appropriately for its annual test.

The benefits of choosing a HGV Mechanic to take you vehicle for its MOT Doncaster based, if an inspector thinks minor repairs are needed to your vehicle and they can be done quickly and safely they will be allowed to do so, but only if it does not delay the testing of other vehicles. For more information on MOT Preparation & Presentation please call our Commercial Repairs team on 01302 723291.