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How To Prepare Your Car For Its MOTHow To Prepare Your Car For Its MOT

It doesn’t matter on the make or model of your car, it is always a good idea to prepare ahead of an MOT. This is even the case if your car is still relatively new as there are still problems that can occur, even in the newest of vehicles. A lot of different things can lead to a car failing its MOT and many of them are minor problems that you can usually address yourself beforehand. If you ensure that your car is in great condition before taking it to the garage, you will reduce the chances of it failing its MOT. Not only will this save you money in repair costs, but you will avoid being without your car for any longer than is necessary. 

Preparing Your Car Before Its MOT

When it comes to preparing your car for its MOT there are a lot of things that you can do. An MOT checks for a lot of different things and many vehicles fail for minor issues. If there is something that you are capable of fixing beforehand, it is well worth doing. Here are some of the key ways to prepare your car for its MOT. 

  • Check the Lights– Faulty lights is one of the most common reasons for a car failing an MOT. This is why it’s vital that you check they are all in working order beforehand. If you find that a bulb has blown, replace it. This is something that most people find relatively easy to do.
  • Check the Tyres– There’s no denying that the tyres are a huge part of whether or not a car is safe to drive, which is why they are a big focus during an MOT. Check the tyre pressure and tread, as both can prevent a car from sailing through an MOT. Remember, the legal minimum tread for a car is 1.6mm and therefore tyres with a tread below this will fail. 
  • Check the Windscreen– Though a small crack or chip in the windscreen may only seem like a minor issue to you, it could have a huge impact on whether or not your car passes its MOT. 
  • General Vehicle Checks– Once you have given your car the once over, take a moment to check the little things. This includes making sure that the mirrors, seatbelts, handbrake, windscreen wipers and horn work properly.

MOT Services at Vulcan Motors

At Vulcan Motors, we are here to take care of your MOT needs. It doesn’t matter what car you have or how much work it needs doing, our talented mechanics are able to ensure that your car is ready for the road. To find out more about any of our services or to find out more about booking an MOT, get in touch with Vulcan Motors.

Our customer commitments

All members undergo an ongoing programme of rigorous quality and performance checking. As customers of a Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network garage, you’re assured of:

  • You’re treated with fairness and respect
  • Our billing is clear and uncomplicated
  • Your work is carried out in a timely fashion
  • We won't try to sell you unnecessary parts, services, or guarantees
  • If you have a complaint, it will be dealt with fairly and quickly
  • We always use like-for-like quality parts
  • Repairs will be conducted in line with manufacturers’ recommendations
  • When we promote or advertise ourselves, we will be honest and truthful

If you feel let down in any way, you can appeal to the Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network adjudication panel for further help. As members of the network, we’re bound to follow any rulings laid down.

Find Us:

Vulcan Way
Sandhurst, Berkshire
GU47 9DB

Our Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5:30pm
Saturdays: 9AM - 1pm

Our range of services

Female friendly – Foxy Lady approved

The Foxy Lady female friendly network of approved garages and car dealers ensures that its member “never overcharge, patronise, or sell women services they don’t need”.

Foxy Lady’s nationwide team of inspectors monitor standards and compliance through member feedback. In 2015, the Foxy Lady network received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry” award.

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