New proposals from the government are set to change MOT rules across the whole of the UK. The new car requirement for an MOT test is set to increase from three years to four. With safer British roads than ever before, new cars will be allowed on the roads for longer before requiring the test.
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.”
Motorparks has put together an essential pre-MOT checklist to help drivers who are facing the prospect of putting their vehicle through an MOT in the coming weeks or months with tips to keep the costs of the test down.
The visual guide not only sets out the main reasons a car might fail the test, but also provides advice 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…