Top 5 Common MOT Fails That Can Be Avoided
We all know that feeling of dread when your MOT date comes rolling around again, hoping that it will pass with flying colours and you can avoid forking out money you can’t really afford. Click the yellow dots to find out how you can significantly reduce your chances of an MOT fail, saving you time and money in the long run.
If you have a bulb out on your car, whether it’s an indicator, a headlight, or a brake light your car will fail its MOT. Before you book your car into the garage, you simply need to test all your lights to ensure no bulbs have blown.Close
If you have a chip in your windscreen that could obstruct your line of sight, this will count as a fail. It is important to get any chips repaired, not only saving you an MOT fail but also ensuring the problem isn’t left to get worse.Close
Illegal tyre tread is something that could catch you out, resulting in an MOT fail and your car needing several new tyres. The tread on your tyre must not be less than 1.6mm, and there should be no bulges or tears on any part of the tyre.Close
Check your windscreen wipers are in full working order before you book in for your MOT. Your car will fail if your windscreen wipers are completely missing, not secured properly or in a condition that they don’t clean the windscreen effectively.Close
To pass its MOT your car’s number plates need to be securely fixed to the car, free from cracks and any water damage that could cause visibility issues. Garages will also need to ensure that your registration plate is of the standard type required by law, i.e. black letters with a background, no shadowing or overprinting in a bid to avoid detection by speed cameras.Close
Carry out all these simple checks before booking your car in for its annual MOT and you can hand over the keys with a lot more confidence in your car!
If your MOT date is looming why not book your car in with the expert team here at Cheshire German Specialists? As our name suggests we specialise in German cars such as Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Book your MOT today at a garage you can trust by calling us on 0161 476 4422.