Any HORSE BOX registered for use on the road in the EC must pass some kind of mechanical and emissions test ? known in the UK as the 'MOT', after the old Ministry of Transport. In the UK cars must be Tested at the end of their third year (if imported, measured from date of manufacture), and yearly after that.
If you have a HORSE BOX that is more than 3 years old it will need an MOT test each year to ensure that it meets at least the minimum road safety and environmental standards.
The HORSE BOX test relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other time nor should it be taken as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle
HORSE BOX MOT's are undertaken at garages authorised by the Vehicle Inspectorate to carry out the tests. They are easily identifiable by the blue, 3 triangle MOT Sign.
Every HORSE BOX in the UK needs to be tested each year to ensure that it complies with roadworthiness standards. The purpose of the MOT Test is to ensure that HORSE BOXES, Cars, Vans private class v mini buses over 3-years old are checked at least once a year to see that they comply with key roadworthiness and environmental requirements.
An important aspect of the Horse Box MOT is that the vehicle?s equipment is Tested, by and large, to the standard to be expected during its year of manufacture. For example, the brakes and emissions of a 1919 Morris will not be Tested to the same criteria as a 2009 Mercedes Horse box.
It is essential that your Horse Box MOT certificate is kept up to date or you could invalidate your insurance should you need to make a claim and do not possess a valid certificate.
Redvers can MOT all horsebox's upto 3500kg DGW. Any horse box above this weight we can collect, pre-inspect and present to our local VOSA testing station at Calne or Newbury.