What are the truths behind the MOT Tests?

What are the truths behind the MOT Tests?

For those who are aware of the term MOT test, it is an annual test which is performed to check the vehicle safety, conditions of the vehicle parts, judge the roadworthiness aspects and the type of emissions the car is producing. In simple terms, a car is required to pass the test to be eligible to be on the road. However, during an MOT test, the engine clutch and gearbox condition remain unchecked.

It is always illegal to drive a car without a valid MOT. If your card has failed the test, it is better to get it checked by a professional mechanic and approach the centre for MOT testing in Hove to fix the issues that are persisting in your car.

However, a few myths related to this testing process need to be discarded before going to a testing centre. Read on and get enlightened.

3 common myths related to MOT tests

Myth 1: Car fails MOT Test if lights don’t work
Many car owners feel that if the car’s front and rear end lights are not working correctly, the car will fail the test. If there is a problem with the bulbs, don’t panic; get them changed before you take your car out on the road. However, this is not a legal requirement and hence doesn’t affect the result of the MOT test.

Myth 2: Spare tyres must be legal

If the spare tyre is kept in the car and is not used during the mot test, it doesn’t play any role in the result. Many believe that the spare tyre must be legal for the car to pass the test.
However, this is a myth that needs to be discarded.

Myth 3: No insurance, no problem

Regardless of circumstances, a car’s insurance is a must and is a legal requirement. Although this is not a part of the MOT testing process, even if you pass the test, you may get into trouble on the road if you drive a car without insurance.

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5 Important Details about MOT Tests

5 Important Details about MOT Tests

Is your car’s MOT Test due? The MOT test is part of standard safety regulation in the UK, and every car owner is required to conduct at least one MOT test once per year. If you haven’t had an MOT car test in over a year now, you will get into some serious trouble with the authorities as MOT tests are mandatory as stated by the UK law.

Before you take your car for an MOT test, here are a few essential things you need to know about it.

  • Tyre check

The first thing your mechanic will check when you take your car for an MOT test is the tyres. If your mechanic thinks that the tyres need changing, you will need to change your tyres.

It is quite normal for tyres to wear out after a while. The condition of the streets and the weather contribute to the comfortable wear and tear of tyres.

  • Get your car MOT tests done at a garage

Getting an MOT test done does not take long. It can be quickly done at one of the local garages in town. Just call up the garage ask them for the MOT testing Brighton details, and then drive your car to the garage when you are free.

  • It is a mandate by law

The UK passed this law of mandatory MOT car tests in the early 1960s. If you violate this law, you will be charged a hefty fine of £1000.  Apart from the fine, you will also be penalized for having invalid car insurance. Last but not least you won’t be allowed to file road tax.

  • A thorough check-up of your car

The mechanic will conduct a thorough check-up of your car, both internal and external, but it will only be a visual check-up. After the check-up, you need to go to an auto repair shop to get your car repaired.

  • The air conditioner is not included

The air conditioner of your car is not included in the MOT tests, since the MOT test is only concerned with the safety and driveability of your vehicle.

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