You will get a certificate showing that your car or any vehicle fulfils every safety as well as environmental standard and is worth being driven on the road. Your car can’t be taxed if you don’t possess a valid MOT certificate. You can’t drive your car legally without a proper tax disc. You must also know that your car won’t get insured without a proper MOT Leamington Spa.
Inclusions in The Test
Around 45 minutes to an hour is needed for the MOT test. The airbags, steering, car brakes, battery, suspension and speedometer will be checked at the garage. If there is any serious defect in the bodywork of your car will also be inspected. They will also check for the condition of both the exhaust and petrol cap. Apart from the wipers, mirrors and doors, lights, license plates, seatbelts and windscreen, the tyres of your car will also be inspected.
New changes in the MOT
Contaminated brake fluid, underinflated tyres and daytime running lights along with other miscellaneous leakages of fluid are been checked during an MOT test since 2018.
Dangerous, Minor or Major are the three categorizations of any damage traced in the MOT test. Unfortunately, your car will fail in the MOT if the defects fall under the Major or Dangerous category. But, your car can pass the test if it has Minor defects although you will have to get the issue fixed soon to prevent it from worsening.
In addition, advisories are still issued by the MOT testers i.e. a warning regarding the chances of present damage getting worse in the future. You need not panic about this as this advisory doesn’t indicate that your car will not pass.
On diesel cars having diesel particulate filters, there are tighter controls. These filters stores the nasty exhaust soot of your car. Your car won’t pass the test if smoke emerges from the exhaust.
Also, if your vehicle is beyond 40 years of age and you haven’t changed it, it needs not have the MOT test done.
Preparation of your car for the Test
Even though your car is quite young and you assume that it will successfully pass its first MOT as it doesn’t have any defect, the failure chances are high at this stage. Around one car in five fails their first MOT test.
Brakes issues, signalling and lighting are the most usual causes for failure. From the testers’ scrutiny, nothing can escape. Before you visit the garage with your car, you must ensure that your car is in top condition and it must be well prepared. This is because the MOT scope has been extended.
To minimise the chances of failing your car in the MOT, various checks need to be done. Firstly, the working condition of the lights must be checked. You need to get the bulb replaced if any bulbs are blown.
Check the tyre tread and pressure. You must remember that 1.6mm is the minimum legal limit for the tread. To ensure the wipers are correctly working and ensure there are no cracks. Your eyes must be cast over the windscreen.
When you start your car engine, you must see that the exhaust has no leakage. You must inspect if the number plates are attached securely and cleaned apart from checking the vehicle’s mirrors, handbrake, horn and seatbelts. You must also inspect the windscreen washer, oil levels and Top-up brake fluid.
If you don’t pass the MOT
Unfortunately, your car may still fail its test no matter how much you prepare. You need not worry if this happens!
However, if these tests are done at the garage where the test is done. You will get a free retest if it’s done within 10 working days.
You will still be entitled to a free retest even if the repairs are done at the test centre. It’s done the next working day and if the failure cause falls under a typical category. You can get your issues fixed during Vehicle Servicing Leamington Spa.
Take a look at the Tyre Fit Auto website for more information. This is a reliable place for any auto parts, MOT Test, MOT Repairs, Tyre Fitting and any kind of car repairs service.