How to Prepare your Car for the MOT Test

If your car is soon due to undergo the annual MOT test, there are a few things that should be checked prior to making the appointment, which should ensure that everything goes smoothly. The pre-MOT test can be carried out by any government approved garage, and if you are worried about the MOT cost in Bristol, it is quite reasonable.

Here are some of the aspects of a vehicle MOT

  • Brakes – The vehicle would be put on a rolling road and the brakes tested for effectiveness, while the handbrake is also checked.

  • Steering & Suspension – The steering is inspected for signs of excessive play and the shock absorbers checked for leaks.

  • Lights – The headlights, indicators, brake and rear lights must all be working, as must the hazard warning lights.

  • Windscreen, Wipers and Washer – The windscreen should not be cracked or chipped and the wiper blades in good order, plus the washers should work.

  • Tyres – Of course, tyres are a critical aspect for safety and the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm and the tyres are inspected for bulges or tears.

  • Bodywork – The bodywork and chassis should be inspected for signs of rust and any sharp edges that might cause injury.

The above are just some of the aspects of an MOT test and if you have your car pre-MOT inspected a week before the MOT, you will have ample time to carry out the necessary repairs. If you search online, you will find a nearby garage that is approved to carry out MOT tests and they can also do the pre-MOT inspection.