The MOT is an annual test that your car needs to pass if it is more than 3 years old. There are various classes of the MOT test with passenger cars and other few types of vehicles coming under Class III.
Although the MOT test is directly under the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in the UK, numerous certified garages are allowed to test vehicles and provide certificates.
A typical MOT test will check almost every component of your car. You can check some of these components to ensure their proper functioning. But, you will have to bring your car to Easington Service Station for a thorough inspection.
Passing the test is mandatory; driving with an invalid MOT can lead to your vehicle getting impounded, or you may end up paying a fine of up to £1,000.
So, make sure the following vehicle components are working up to the mark before going for an MOT test:
Your car tyres Easington need to have a tread depth of 1.6 mm. Many tyres come with a tread wear indicator providing information on the same. Also, ensure your warning lights are operating properly if your car runs on run-flat tyres.
In addition, your tyres must not have any tears, cuts, bulges or lumps that are longer than 25 mm.
Testers will check the performance of your car brakes, levers, and pedals. You may have to bring your car to our garage to carry out a proper inspection.
3. Electrical System
All your lights, reflectors, and indicators must emit the right colour, respond accordingly, be in its correct position, and must remain secured properly.
You must ensure your car battery has the right health and is positioned rightly. The horn must release the correct sound and not be too loud or inaudible. Testers will also check your car wiring.
4. Fuel System
Your car’s fuel system must not have any leaks, and the fuel cap must remain secured tightly.
5. Exhaust System and Emissions
Your exhaust system should not emit a loud sound, must not have any leaks and must stay secured.
Also, your car must comply with the legal limits of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions.
The part of the windscreen directly in front of you must not have any damage or obstacle larger than 10 mm. It must not have any damage or obstacle larger than 40 mm outside this region.
7. Steering and Suspension
You have to ensure that your steering and suspension and all systems associated with them function correctly.
Your car’s body must not come with visible damages or corrosion. Testers will also check your car mirrors and doors to ensure they are not malfunctioning.
Few other components that you must make sure work without failure or having visible defects include:
- Registration plates
- Vehicle identification number (VIN)
Take care of all of these components mentioned above, and you will pass your MOT Easington with flying colours.