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Preparing your car for its MOT can increase the likelihood of passing the test and avoid unnecessary expenses. Here are some top tips to help you get ready:

Pre-MOT Checklist

  1. Lights and Signals: Check all lights, including headlights, brake lights, indicators, and hazard lights. Replace any bulbs that are not working.
  2. Tires: Ensure tires have sufficient tread depth (minimum 1.6mm) and are properly inflated. Check for any damage or excessive wear.
  3. Wipers and Washers: Make sure windscreen wipers are working effectively and that the washer fluid reservoir is full.
  4. Brakes: Test your brakes for responsiveness. Listen for any unusual noises or vibrations.
  5. Fluids: Check oil, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid levels. Top up if necessary.
  6. Registration Plate: Ensure your registration plate is clean, legible, and meets legal standards.

Common MOT Failures

  • Lights: Faulty or misaligned lights are a common reason for MOT failure.
  • Brakes: Worn brake pads, discs, or faulty brake lights can lead to failure.
  • Suspension: Issues with suspension components are frequently identified during MOTs.
  • Emissions: High emissions can cause a vehicle to fail the MOT test.

At Automechanix, we offer pre-MOT inspections to help you identify and fix potential issues before the test. Our experienced mechanics will ensure your vehicle is in the best possible condition, increasing your chances of passing the MOT.

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