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Most common reasons your car could fail its MOT and top pre-MOT checks

It's always best to pass your MOT! so make sure you know the most common reasons your car could fail its MOT and essential pre-MOT checks
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So you've booked your car in for a MOT. In the lead up to D-Day, the heat is on and your brain starts going into overtime wondering what it could possibly fail on. Every journey you take you start to hear new noises. Was that rattle there before? The paranoia sets in and before you know it you're researching payday loans to cover the imaginary bill. Don't panic. The chances are your car will pass and if it doesn't, it's unlikely it will fail on several counts. In fact, over 50% of MOT's fail on minor issues with bulbs, windscreens and tyres. In this article, we'll go through the most common reasons your car could fail its MOT. We'll also help you be more prepared for your MOT with a handy guide to Pre-MOT checks.What is a MOT Test for? A MOT is a means of testing a vehicle and its features for safety. A MOT doesn't provide a guarantee that a car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months. But what it does do is provide a review of four significant safety systems: brakes, steering, suspension and tyres. If, during the MOT these areas do not meet the standards set then the car will fail the MOT.
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