Once your car passes its third birthday, it will need to have its roadworthiness checked with an MOT test on an annual basis. You’ll be required to repair any faulty items if they cause your car to fail the test. Many of the items covered on the MOT test are so straightforward that you can easily check them ahead of time before seeking garage services, even if your automotive knowledge is minimal. Identifying potential problems and correcting them in advance will be far less of a hassle than failing your MOT.
Start your car’s ignition and check the following:
- That the horn works.
- That the windscreen wipers work.
- That the wipers’ rubber blades are secure and free of missing pieces. If they are worn, you can easily buy replacements from any good motor retailer and install them yourself.
- That your car has an adequate supply of screen wash.
- Seatbelt mountings must be secure. The belts themselves must be free of all damage, including cuts or serious fraying. Pull sharply on each belt to confirm that the inertia reel can lock and secure the belt.
Windscreen / Mirrors
Your windscreen may pass the test even with minor chips. … Read More