How To Pass Your MOT

If you’ve got a brand new car then you won’t have to worry about your MOT test for quite some time, since new vehicles aren’t required to take one for three years. If you’ve reached that milestone, however, it would be a good idea to do all you can on the car yourself so that you’re certain it’ll pass the test.

There are lots of checks you can do to help make sure the car doesn’t fail. For example, make sure your tyres are the right type and size, and check that the tread depth is at least 1.6mm on all tyres. Just put a 20p piece in one of the tread grooves – if the coin’s outer edge is obscured, your treat depth is insufficient.

Go around the car and check the lights as well. They need to be the right colour and in good working order, so give them a clean and ask someone to test them as you walk around the vehicle to check they’re coming on correctly. If they’re flickering, they might need replacing or just tightening up. Change any blown bulbs before your test.

Replace your windscreen wipers if they’re streaking your windscreen as this is a sign they need to be changed. And make sure you refill your wiper fluid before you go for your test. While there, fill up your oil and brake fluid reservoir as well.

You should also make sure that your car is as clean as can be on the inside and the outside. If it’s really dirty inside the vehicle, your test centre could refuse to carry out the MOT.

To book an MOT in Hillingdon, give us a call today.


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