Keeping a car on the road in the United Kingdom can be exhausting and expensive. First, there is the depreciation on the car that you have no control over and then there is the tax, insurance, petrol or diesel you need, before you even get out of your drive. After you are on the road, you have to look out for the crazy drivers that don’t care much for the other road users. Then, there’s the potholes and poor road surfaces to contend with while you are trying to avoid getting a ticket from the traffic police. On top of all of this, there is more. If your car is older than 3 years, then it must go through an MOT test every year to check that it is safe enough to be on UK roads.
Thankfully, you can get local MOT testing in St. George and the local garage there can get your car ready, so that it passes the test with flying colours. They can check for the following things.
- The brakes are a very important part of the car and they need to function correctly. Your mechanic will check the brake shoes, pads and the brake lines which run under the car. He will pay special attention to rust and corrosion.
- Everything must work on the vehicle and that includes all the lights on the car. Headlamps, turn signals and brake lights have to function or the car will fail the test.
- The tyres are a very important part of the test and they must have a certain depth of thread in order to be safe enough on the roads. The tyre walls also need to be checked for wear and rips.
Passing the MOT is essential if your car is to be on the road legally. Be sure that it is ready for the test.