MOTs could soon be facing a major shakeup across the UK, after recently announced proposals by the government detailed that the period of time that new cars will be allowed on British roads before requiring a MOT could rise from three to four years.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones pointed out: “We have some of the safest roads in the world and MOT tests play an important role in ensuring the standard of vehicles on our roads.
“New vehicles are much safer than they were 50 years ago and so it is only right we bring the MOT test up-to-date to help save motorists money where we can.”
For drivers who are facing the prospect of putting their car through a MOT in the weeks or months to come, new and used car dealership Motorparks aims to help keep the costs of the test down with its essential pre-MOT checklist.
As well as setting out the main reasons why a car fails its MOT, the visual guide also provides tips on how to check the following components of your vehicle:
- Essential fluids (including brake fluid, screen wash and oil)
- Exhaust system
- Fuel system
- Lights (both front and rear lights, as well as hazard lights and indicators)
- Mirrors (both side and rear-view mirrors)
- Registration plate
- Suspension system
- Tyres (both the tyre pressure and tyre tread of all tyres being used as well as the spare wheel)
- Vehicle identification number
- Windscreens (including washer jets and wipers)
Discover the checklist now and improve your chances of your car passing its MOT at the first time of asking – and with flying colours…