1. Body and vehicle structure: Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

2. Fuel system: Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.

3. Exhaust: Meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, depending on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

4. Exhaust system: Secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

5. Seat belts: Are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.

6. Seats: Are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

7. Doors: Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

8. Mirrors: Are in place, in good condition and secure.

9. Brakes: Are in good condition and the operation and performance (efficiency test) is satisfactory. Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

10. Boot: Secured in the closed position.

11. Tyres and wheels: Are in good condition, secure, of the correct size and type and tread depth is sufficient. Spare tyres are not inspected.

12. Registration plates: Are in good condition and secure and that the characters are correctly formed and spaced.

13. Lights: Are in operational condition and secure. Headlamps are tested for aim.

14. Bonnet: Securely latches in the closed position.

15. Wipers and washers: Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

16. Windscreen: In good condition and the driver's view of the road is clear.

17. Horn: Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

18. Steering and suspension: Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.

19. Vehicle identification number (VIN): On vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.

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