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Top Tips to Pass an MOT Test at the First Attempt

by TMC Garage TMC Garage

Did you know that one out of every three cars fails an MOT test the first time?

As alarming it may sound, it’s true!

As a vehicle owner in the UK, you might have faced this horror the first time you turned up for an MOT. However, this roadworthy test is not as tough a nut to crack as most think. In fact, with a little guidance and some smart tips, you could easily shine in an MOT test at the very first attempt!

So, how to crack the code right? Read on to find out.

Let the Tyres Roll

It is needless to say how tyres are crucial for your vehicle. Tyres alone account for 15% of all MOT failures.

Don’t fall from the sky!

When was the last time you checked your car’s tyres? Can’t remember right? This is why you might have failed your first MOT.

Always check that your tyre tread has at least 1.6mm of depth and the sidewall is free from any cracks or bruises. Also, check for tyre inflation. If you notice any abnormalities, put your mind at ease by driving to a local garage for a pre MOT Repair in Middlesbrough. You can rely on reputed garages like TMC Garage Services for a pre MOT service.

Turn on the Lights

One in every five vehicles fails an MOT check from faulty lights. No wonder, you must pay extra attention to headlights, rear lights, brake lights and indicators before you show up for the MOT test. All of these lights including the registration plate bulbs must be in proper working conditions to pass the test.

Slam the Brakes

You won't be slamming them if these aren't working! Periodically check for brake fluids and pay notice to the discs. It's best to take your vehicle to a professional workshop to test these components.

Windscreen and Wipers

Make sure your vehicle's windshield is free from cracks and dents. Moreover, there shouldn't be any stickers or dream-catchers that obstruct the driver's view.

Furthermore, your windscreen wipers must be in proper working condition.

Clean it UP!

Clean your vehicle inside out before showing your shabby car to the MOT’s technicians. Last year, 5% of all vehicles failed for uncleanliness.

Hence, book a car wash before an MOT test.

Suspension Suspended!

You’re surely suspended in an MOT check if your suspensions aren't functioning correctly.

To avoid this, you must drive your car for a pre MOT check-up on the first signs of suspension failure. Look for signs like violent vibrations against the slightest bump.

However, even if you notice any warning sign, suspensions are challenging to test at home. Therefore before failing miserably in an MOT, book a pre MOT repair service. Look for a licensed garage that offers pre MOT Repair Middlesbrough.

Registration Plate

Lastly, for a dusty or damaged registration plate, you would fail an MOT check and charge with a hefty fine also. So, make sure your car's registration plate is adequately visible and securely fixed to your vehicle.

Following these tips will surely get your vehicle pumped up for the first MOT test and pass it with flying colours!


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