Pre-MOT Repairs You Should Seek Out For A Pass

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If you’re unsure whether your car is ready to pass its next MOT test, it’s worth making a note of any issues you’re aware of first. By addressing the problems early, you’re more likely to get a pass. Here’s a few common pre-MOT repairs you can carry out to boost your chances of success.

Replace Any Broken Lights

Switch on all your lights and walk around the car. Are they all working? How about your indicators, brake lights and hazard lights? Are your high beams working and your fog lights? What about the numberplate light? All of your lights need to be in good working order to pass the MOT test. Dim or cloudy lights will also be scrutinised, so a good clean may also be in order.

Top Up Your Tyre Pressure

Before your MOT, it would be wise to take your car to the garage and top up the tyre pressure. Your tyres need to be properly inflated to perform safely and effectively. While you’re attending to your tyres, check the dread depth. You should be able to slot a 20p coin into the tread and have its perimeter below the surface. If the tread isn’t deep enough, you’ll need to get a new set of tyres.

Check Your Wipers

The windscreen wipers need to be able to adequately clear the screen in order for the MOT test to be passed. If the wipers are leaving streaks or smears on the screen, or aren’t cleaning some sections, it’s best to replace them before your test. Replacement windscreen wipers are easy to find, cheap to buy and simple to install yourself. Therefore, it’s worth doing this small task to avoid forking out for MOT repairs on the day.

For MOT Repairs, Choose Cooke Motors

We’ve covered a few issues that may be easy to resolve yourself, but there are plenty more issues that may require professional hands. If you need pre-MOT repairs, get in touch with Cooke Motors today. Whether it’s a strange noise, mechanical issue or something else, we can diagnose and fix the problem and get you ready for your test.


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