So, your yearly MOT is approaching and it does tend to creep up on us, so you may be starting to worry if it will pass or fail. In our MOT test article, we will go through some of the most common ways vehicles fail their MOT, and how you can possibly avoid them.
How To Prepare For The MOT Test
The compulsory MOT test performs checks to make sure your car is roadworthy and safe to drive. With some knowledge of the most common reasons for failures, you can prepare and save on some expensive bills in the future. Many modern cars need specialist equipment to fix the repairs, so you will not be able to fix everything by yourself. However, you can keep your car maintained.
Brake Checks Exeter
Car brakes are obviously very important for your car’s safety. The brakes will be thoroughly checked for any signs of wear or damage during a MOT, so it is best to know if your brakes are performing correctly and stopping you properly.
Your tyres are also checked for damage. Tyres will wear over time, and the MOT will ensure that they are safe and within the legal limits.
Chips and cracks in your windscreen can happen at any time. As you are probably aware, a small stone chip can turn into a considerable crack that could mean replacing your whole windscreen.
Your local garage will check your registration plates to make sure they are legal. They must comply with current DVA regulations, and they are also checked for cracks and whether they are legible.
The test will check that all the lights on your car are working. Your headlights will also be inspected to make sure they are adjusted to not blind or dazzle other drivers.
Exhaust Replacement Exeter
The car exhaust system will be checked to ensure that it is secure and working correctly, making sure that no parts are corroded and likely to fail.
Most of the parts of your car’s suspension cannot be easily seen for you to repair yourself. They are a vital part of your car, as they affect its safety when driving over bumps and when braking.
Garage Services Near Me
At AMS Tyres and Autoservices we do so much more than just tyres! We also offer a range of garage services to keep your car on the road including:
Air Conditioning Recharging and Servicing, Batteries, Brakes and Brake Checks, Cambelt Replacement, Car Tyres, Clutch Replacement and Exhausts. Nitrogen Inflation, MOT’s, Car Servicing, TPMS Sensor Valves, Tyre Repairs and Hunter Wheel Alignment.