To show that they are roadworthy, vehicles over three years old must by law pass a yearly MOT test. An MOT test involves a series of checks on vehicle covering a whole range of areas, including lights, steering, brake, tyres and much more, even number plates. An MOT doesn’t, however, inspect the engine, clutch or gearbox.
Nearly two in five MOT tests are a fail first time. Yet often this is because of minor faults that you could easily have fixed beforehand. A failure can be the result of some simple reasons that are easy to avoid, such as screen wash not being topped up or if warning lights are lit up on the dashboard display.
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