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Know Everything About MOT and the New Testing Dates

by Trackside Centre Best Car Tyres Derby

This pandemic has brought myriads of changes in our working style. When the lockdown happened, humans were not the only ones who had got affected. It took a toll on your vehicles too.

Any vehicle remains in good working condition only when it’s kept in running condition. But the lockdown didn’t allow us to do that. We all had no choice but to keep our vehicles parked in the parking areas. They seemed to be stranded like a fish in a pool. 

It’s a well-known fact that the battery of the vehicle conks off when it’s not operational. Some other parts also get affected. That’s what exactly happened with the vehicles during the lockdown. A survey says that generally, 97% of the vehicles pass their MOT every year.

But this year, this number reduced to 86%. Even if you aren’t taking out your vehicle on the roads, you must still keep it street worthy. Through this blog, you’ll get to know the new MOT dates and the other things concerning MOT Derby

When is your MOT due now?

Citizens have got an extension of six months from 31st March 2020. This break ended on the 1st of August. That means if your MOT was due between anywhere March to July, you automatically get an extension of six months. 

What are the parts checked in an MOT?

The testing will check steering and suspension, tyres and wheels, mirrors, lights, vehicle identification number, wipers and washers, horn, seatbelts, all the doors, brakes, fuel and exhaust system, emissions from the vehicle, and the windscreen of the car.


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How can you do the basic checking yourself?

It’s quite important that you do a basic check of your vehicle at home before you take it out to the testing center. You know the parts to be checked, so it shouldn’t be that difficult at all to do it yourself. 

·  You can check yourself if all the lights such as the rear lights, fog lights, indicator, and other lights in the vehicle are working well. In the case of the bulbs, read your owner’s manual and see if you can replace them yourself. Or get the issue fixed by a mechanic before you take it out for MOT.

·    Check the overall body of your vehicle. See if the petrol filler cap can be screwed properly. Check the handbrake yourself by pulling it up. It shouldn’t pull very high. Your steering wheel also shouldn’t be very loose. 

·   Clean your mirrors well so that nothing hinders its view. 

·    Check the tread of the tyres Derby yourself with the help of a coin. 

How are the certificates given after the test?

You are issued a DVSA VT20 certificate on clearing the test. You will be still provided with the certificate even if your vehicle has minor faults or you are given some advisories regarding some parts of your vehicle. In the case of minor faults, get them fixed soon, to avoid grave trouble later on. That’s because you don’t know when the minor faults will change into the major ones. 

You flunk the test if there are some major or dangerous faults in your vehicle. Those faults are mentioned on the certificate issued to you.

What happens if your vehicle fails the test?

If this happens, your vehicle needs to appear for the MOT Derby again. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to ply your vehicle on the roads. If you’re found doing so, you could be even prosecuted or fined heavily depending on the circumstances. 

Get the issues fixed as soon as possible and take your vehicle back to the testing center within a period of ten working days. If it’s the same center, you’ll be charged a partial MOT fee. Else, you’ll need to pay a full fee if you go to some other place to get it tested. 


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