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
car mechanic checking the engine
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.

What is an MOT and servicing?

We take you through everything to do with MOT's and servicing...
woman getting her car serviced
When you get a car, regardless of whether you lease or buy, you have to get it MOT’d and serviced.These happen at set intervals and yes, they do cost money. However, they are extremely beneficial and in the case of an MOT, a legal requirement.But what is actually involved in an MOT and a Service?In this article, we look at everything to do with MOT’s and Servicing including what they involve and how much they will cost.

Costs new drivers need to think about

New drivers need to be aware of these costs before deciding to own their own car
Costs new drivers need to think about
Costs new drivers need to think about Whether you are taking driving lessons, booked your driving test or you've passed with flying colours, you'll likely be getting excited about the prospect of owning your own car and the freedom that comes with it. This article details the costs new drivers need to think about before buying or leasing a car.
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