Each year, car owners who have a car older than three years old must conduct a test given by the Ministry of Transportation, simply known as the MOT to see if the car is fitted for driving and safe enough for the country roads. Unfortunately, plenty of car owners fail the test not necessarily because their cars have flagrant flaws which can endanger passengers and other traffic participants, but because they didn’t pay enough attention to details regarding their cars. Click here for more information about how to easily conduct your MOT test, http://www.autobookie.co.uk/, or just follow the tips below and make sure you will always pass your test from now on and be ready to hit the roads:
- Check the lights. Light bulbs are of high importance in each car so make sure all of them run smoothly, both in front and in the back of your car. Look for problems at your headlights, indicators, sidelights, brake lights or reversing lights and make sure to quickly solve the existing problems, if any.
- Check the brakes. Plenty of people fail their MOT car tests because the brake pads are used or not run as smoothly as in the beginning. Depending on how often you drive or the type of driver you are, you should replace your brake pads at least once a year for obvious safety reasons. It is best to replace them before you start seeing flagrant problems because brakes might actually save your life.
- Look for the tires as well. Other important items to look for flaws should be your tires. Make sure they are properly inflated and in a good functioning stage. Replace them twice a year according to the weather and at least once every three years if you are an avid driver. We suggest you only purchase high quality tires from authorized companies and avoid second-hand tires or the ones that don’t properly fit your own car model. You should also check the tire pressure and see if there is at least 1.6mm distance of tread around each of your tires. If you have a problem with your tires simply come for a free checkup at our car service and avoid further complications.
- Look for any unusual sounds of your car. Although each car can make funny noises which are quite normal and don’t indicate any problem at all, if you do hear something that sounds suspicious or uncommon it would be best to check your car first.