MOT – New Rules You Need to Know

by Roberts Tyres Auto Repair Garage in Sleaford

Is your vehicle more than three years old? Did you go for an MOT? If not, well, it is the right time to go for one and pass it. But before you go for the test you need to know why MOT is mandatory and a few new rules that have been incorporated along with the other ones.

But let's know what an MOT is and why do people need to pass it.

MOT is a test that is carried by the Ministry of Transport to check your car's roadworthiness. To make sure you do not fail the test, you need to pass the following conditions.

It checks the condition of the different parts of your car to make sure it meets the legal standards. The pieces that fall under the MOT test are:

  • Seat belts

  • Lights and brakes

  • Exhausts and emissions

  • Steering

  • windscreen

  • Tyres and wheels

  • Doors

  • Mirrors, seats and horn

  • Bonnet catch

  • Fuel System

  • Body structure

  • Number plate (yes, even this one)

There are now three different types of defect categories, as per the new rules of 2018. Previously, the defects were not categorised. But now, they fall under three major sections. They are:

  • Major – When your car is labelled as “major” in an MOT test, it means that your vehicle is a potential safety risk to other cars and individuals on the road. It also means that the car has a damaging impact on the environment, thus, summed up, a failure.

  • Minor – This category shows your vehicle has no significant issue and is roadworthy. It doesn’t affect your safety. It only asks you to repair the underlying problems if any as per the advisory notices.

  • Dangerous – After the new rules came into being, the dangerous ones are marked as unworthy vehicles. Driving such cars is illegal. It possesses an immediate risk, and unless and until the cars are repaired, you cannot leave the MOT test centres.

The MOT test evaluates your vehicle’s roadworthiness. It is a legal requirement to repair the parts if you have failed an MOT test.

What is the MOT passes for 2018?

Pass – Your vehicle has passed all the tests and is okay to be driven.

Advisory – Your car is good to go, but there are minor issues that you need to keep an eye on. These issues need to be repaired as early as possible before they aggravate further.

Minor – The vehicle passes, but whichever issues are found, needs to be corrected as soon as possible.

It is advisable to conduct a car servicing of your vehicle every 12 months. There is a fine for not having an up to date MOT certificate.

Before your previous year’s MOT test certificate expires, you need to book a date.

There are few garages which conduct MOT in Oasby, like Robert Tyres. You can also find your next set of tyres from their exclusive collection including the top brands in the UK market.

How can you drive even when your MOT has expired?

  1. Only when you are driving to the MOT test centre.

  2. Need to provide your appointment date.

  3. It can be done within any time of the 12 months before the other one expires.

  4. Tractors, goods vehicles that run on electricity, cars that are less than three years old and vintage cars, i.e., cars, that were manufactured before 1960.

MOT tests are meant for the safety of you and your family. Pass the test, and you can drive back home safely.

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