You may notice things that need replacing on your car before you take it for its MOT test. Here are a few things you can look out for to have repaired before an MOT to save time and money.
An few easy fixes are to ensure the visibility of the road from the drivers view is clear. Make sure the wipers are clearing the windscreen effectively with no cracks in them and the washers are working as they should. Another easy fix is the lighting, a car can fail its MOT if it has a blown bulb or the lights are discolored or cracked. Take a good look around the car to ensure all lights are functioning.
Some things aren’t as easy to spot when they break try listening out for any strange noises when you are driving. Any unusual sounds when cornering or breaking could be due to issues with your suspension. Grinding noises could be a sign your brakes need replacing, the brake pedal shouldn’t feel spongy and the car shouldn’t pull to one side when braking.
Finally, a good one to check yourself is the tyres. The legal tread depth of a tyre is 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the tread, you can use the 20p test to check, also check for any cuts, lumps or bulges. If in any doubt about the condition of your tyres drop into AllCarz and we will check them for free!