Checks Before Your MOT

Some of these hints and tips might be quite obvious but it is easy to forget the basic things.
If you don’t feel confident to carry out these checks, ask a friend or family member or a professional it may save you a lot of grief, time and money!
1} Check to make sure you have enough engine oil and engine Coolant.  Check the coolant but only when the engine is cold and not running. Make sure you have enough fuel to get you there and back you wouldn’t believe the amount of vehicles that we have to pick up and MOT which are showing Empty
2} Windscreen washers, do they have fluid and work, lights and indicators work, also check the reversing lights and brake lights all these things only take a few minutes of your time to do and could save you another trip to the MOT centre.
3} Check your tyres turn your steering all the way left have a look at both front tyres and see if the tread is not at or below the wear markers. Turn it the other way and look again this is only a simple check and is by no means 100% accurate but it will give you an idea of condition. As a good guide if you have a 20p piece the outer edge is roughly the depth that the tyre should be. If it is below the outside edge of the 20p piece it may be worth visiting a tyre centre to get them checked out before your MOT.
4} Make sure you have no warning lights on when the engine is running as from May 20th 2018 this is classed as an immediate failure! If you need Help with this give us a call!
5} Test all your seat belts to make sure they work and are not cut or frayed and finally make sure your front doors open from the inside.
I hope this may help you stay safe and at least give you a better chance of your vehicle passing the MOT. If you need professional assistance with anything please call us we are here to help you anytime!


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