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Can You Prepare For An MOT?

An MOT test is an annual inspection required by law to ensure your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. It’s perfectly fine to bring your vehicle in as is, since any necessary repairs can be handled by our garage to help it pass. However, there are several things you can do if you want to increase the likelihood of passing the test on your first try.

Why You Might Want To Prepare

Preparing for an MOT isn’t strictly necessary. At our service centre, we are equipped to make any repairs that your vehicle may need after its inspection. However, if you prefer to streamline the process and potentially avoid the need for follow-up repairs, a bit of preparation can go a long way.

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Simple Steps To Prepare For Your MOT

  1. Check Tyre Tread Depth: Your vehicle’s tyres are essential for safe driving. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. You can use a tread depth gauge to check that your tyres meet this criteria, or use a 20p coin. Simply pop it in the tread and if you can see the outer rim of the coin, then it’s below the legal minimum and will need changing. Driving with adequate tread depth ensures better road grip, especially in poor weather conditions.
  2. Ensure All Lights Function Correctly: From headlights to indicators and brake lights, ensuring all your vehicle’s lights are in working order is crucial. A bulb change can be a fairly simple change you can action yourself if you want to. This not only helps in passing the MOT but is also vital for safe driving.
  3. Check Vehicle Fluids And Fuel Levels: Low levels of engine oil, brake fluid, and even washer fluid can be points of failure during an MOT test. Ensure all fluids are topped up to the recommended levels. Also, make sure there is enough fuel and engine oil for the test. Some tests involve running the engine to check emission levels.
  4. Windshield Check: Ensure that your windshield is clear of any obstructions and that nothing is blocking the driver’s view. This includes removing any stickers, toys, or other decorations that can obstruct the view.

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Our Assistance With Repairs

If your vehicle does not pass the MOT test, don’t worry. We are here to assist immediately with the necessary repairs. Our team will explain any issues and outline the best solutions to ensure your vehicle meets all the required standards.

Schedule Your MOT Today

Ready to get your vehicle tested? Schedule your examination with us today and ensure your vehicle is in top condition. Whether you prepare on your own or leave it all to us, we’re here to help.

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