If your car is more than three years old, it has to take and pass an MOT test every year. Taking your car in for it's MOT test can be a daunting experience. Often the reasons for failing are minor faults that can be fixed beforehand. Be sure the carry out the following checks to avoid some of the most common reasons for failure, check if all lights are working correctly – headlights, rear lights, fog lights, brake lights, indicator lights and hazard lights. If any bulbs are blown, check your owners manual to see if you can replace them yourself.
The MOT test is carried out to DVSA guidelines and includes a comprehensive inspection of the vehicle to ensure it is in a roadworthy condition. The tester will check the following components to ensure each meets the minimum standard set out by the DVSA before issuing an MOT certificate.