How to be ready for an MOT Test?

by M8 TYRES Automotive servicing

MOT stands for Ministry of Transport and is an annual test to ensure that all vehicles in the UK meet basic safety standards and are roadworthy enough. If any defect is found during this examination, your car will be considered dangerous to drive. Major faults need to be fixed immediately to avoid further damage. If it is only minor defects, it is recommended to get the damage repaired for better safety. Without an accredited MOT, you will not be able to use your car and renew your insurance or tax.


Every car which is three years or older is under the obligation to be inspected in an MOT test Manchester. The MOT will examine the structure, body, and overall condition of your vehicle, confirming that it does not have excessive damage.


The tester will also inspect the bonnet, electrical components, windscreen, fuel system, tow bars, seatbelts, doors, seats, mirrors, brakes, load security, tyres, lights, wheels, wipers, horn, washers, and steering, etc. As you can see, there are several areas that will be checked before you can pass the test, so how to make sure all these parts work flawlessly?


How to approve an MOT?

The answer is pretty simple, you just have to look after your vehicle. There are some parts inside your car that you cannot check by yourself; nevertheless, there are other elements that you can easily examine. This way you can make sure they work efficiently and are in perfect condition before taking the MOT.


Here are some easy tasks to do before your MOT.


Check the Brake Fluid

You just need to open the bonnet and look at the cylinder. The liquid inside the container has to be between two marks labelled max and min. If it is below, you need to fill it up. The fluid should be amber colour and clear when it is new, and it will eventually turn brown. Once it reaches this colour, it needs to be changed. Be sure to close the bonnet completely once you are done.


Check your mirrors

To pass an MOT, the mirrors should be intact, which means you need to have an offside mirror and one interior. Ensure they are not cracked and clean them before your test.


Be sure your tyres have sufficient tread

It is very important that your tyres have the right tread depth. If they are worn out, it means they have been affecting your stop distance, especially on wet roads. This is not only risky for you but it can also bring further damages. Drivers who are caught with lower depth face heavy fines.


Check your windscreen

If a mark such as crack, chip or scratch is smaller than ten millimetres and does not obstruct your view or it is located on the other side of the driver’s view, then you will be able to pass the test.


Clean your car

Believe it or not, an MOT tester will check if your car is clean. You also need to make sure your number plates and the lights are dirt-free.


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