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
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