Five Easy Checks to Ace Your MOT Test – No More Unnecessary Fails!


Hello, fellow motorists of Letchworth and Hitchin! We know how vital the MOT check is for you and your beloved vehicle, and how much you dread the possibility of a fail. That’s why we, at your local Letchworth Vehicle Repair Centre, have put together five simple yet crucial checks you can carry out at home to improve the odds of sailing through your MOT test. After all, prevention is better than cure, right?

01. Inspect Your Lights

Faulty lights account for a staggering 30% of all MOT failures. Before booking your MOT check, make sure all your lights – headlights, tail lights, indicators, brake lights, and even your number plate lights – are in good working order. Ensure they are correctly aligned and not obscured. Replacing bulbs is quick, cheap, and can save you a lot of hassle.

02. Check Your Tyres

Tyre issues are another common reason for MOT failures. So, give those wheels a good look over. Your tyres need to have at least 1.6mm of tread depth. There should be no cuts or bulges, and they must be correctly inflated. If you’re unsure about what to do, drop by our Letchworth centre, and we’ll gladly give you a hand.

03. Don’t Forget Your Windscreen

You might be surprised to learn that windscreen damage can lead to an MOT fail. So, check for any chips or cracks in your line of sight, as this can be a significant MOT issue. While you’re at it, check your wiper blades for wear and tear. Remember, clear visibility is not only vital for your MOT but also for your safety on the road.

04. Test Your Brakes

Does your car feel different when you brake? Or perhaps there’s a strange noise? It’s definitely worth getting this checked before your MOT test, as brake issues are not to be taken lightly. If you’re in or near Hitchin, swing by our centre. We offer an expert brake check service.

05. Look Under The Bonnet

Finally, have a peek under the bonnet. Check your oil level, coolant level, and make sure there are no leaks. Top up if necessary. It’s not just about passing the MOT but making sure your car runs smoothly and efficiently.

Following these five simple checks can greatly increase your chances of passing your MOT test the first time around. However, remember that these are basic checks and not a substitute for regular vehicle maintenance.

Looking for “MOT near me”? Our experienced team at the Letchworth Vehicle Repair Centre provides thorough MOT checks and tests for just £45. Or, even better, get your MOT for just £30 if purchased alongside a Service! It’s a win-win! Here are our prices for a detailed overview.

We’re committed to transparency, which means no hidden costs and easy to understand MOT rules. For our customers’ convenience, we also offer MOT exemptions and certificate and history checks.

Don’t delay, book your MOT today to take advantage of these fantastic prices.

We look forward to ensuring your vehicle is safe, legal, and roadworthy. Drive safe, Letchworth and Hitchin!

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