What is checked in an MOT?

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Having your vehicle’s MOT test carried out every year is not only mandatory by law, but essential in making sure that you’re safe to be on the road. Your mechanic will undergo a comprehensive list of checks to ensure that your vehicle is in good condition and safe to drive.

But what exactly is checked in your MOT inspection? Here we’ll go through each MOT component that’s checked as part of the test, so when your next MOT rolls around, you’re fully prepared and in the know.

What components are checked in an MOT?

The DVLA MOT checklist specifies a comprehensive list of checks to be done as part of the MOT. Let’s dive straight into it with the main elements that are checked during your MOT test.

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Common reasons for failing an MOT, and how to avoid them

So, what are the most common reasons for a car failing an MOT?

How to make sure your car passes its MOT

The above explains how you can check your own car for potential issues that could cause your MOT to fail. However, the best way to make sure your vehicle is in good condition and will pass the test is to keep up with regular maintenance and servicing throughout the year.

Simple measures like checking your tyres regularly and keeping your oil topped up will keep your vehicle running smoothly, and reduce the risk of damage which could impact the MOT.

You should also book your vehicle in for a service every year. An expert Vasstech technician will carry out some essential maintenance work on the vehicle, including changing the oil, replacing brake pads where required and changing the bulbs in your lights. All of this reduces the risk of problems when MOT time rolls around.

If you’d like to make your MOT and service more cost effective and efficient, you could take advantage of Vasstech’s handy MOT and service package. We’ll roll both into one, making your trip to the garage easy and hassle free.

Ready to book your MOT?

At Vasstech, we’re the MOT experts. With 15 years of experience under our belts, you can be confident that we’ll keep your car safely on the road. Book your MOT at one of our five garages today.

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