Getting Ready for the Car MOT Test
The Car MOT test is designed to evaluate the performance of old cars and those that have not been maintained in a long period. Many cars do not pass this because of slight mistakes and negligence on small items such as worn out wiper blades and broken tail lights. On the other hand, there are those cars are well maintained and in wondrous conditions. These cars have a high chance of passing the MOT test. The car components are subjected to wear and tear causing deterioration. This can make the well serviced cars fail the test. Making necessary preparations before the test is always a good idea and highly encouraged.
Before going for the test, make sure that all the car components are in proper working condition. Check the lighting system, test the horn, clean the windscreen and wipers. These items are easy to check and maintain. You can also test for other components that might affect the outcome of the MOT test. It is important to make these preparations because any inconvenience incurred will result in another costly re-test. In addition to this, checking and testing these components on your car boosts your experience on car maintenance and saves you money.
Before heading for the MOT test, make sure that the number plates are legible, check the head and tail lights, test the car's suspension and brakes, ensure the seat belts are operational and check the tires. You can test the suspension by applying and releasing your weight to each side of the car. Make sure that the tyres have a stable pressure level.
It is not compulsory to bring your old MOT certificate. Your MOT records are stored in the system. The assessors will just update the records and give you a new certificate. Remember to bring your vehicle a few minutes before the commencement of the test.