Keeping your car in good running condition by having preventive maintenance done and checking on simple things yourself can prevent inconvenient breakdowns. Some of the checks that you can do at home include:
- Oil levels
- Tyre pressure
- Coolant levels
- Battery posts
- Keeping the car clean
They can ensure that you can pass a MOT test too.
How Often Is a MOT Test Done?
If you’ve had your car for at least three years or it’s at least three years old, then a MOT test should be done every year. The test ensures that your car is roadworthy by doing a series of evaluations. Among the systems checked are:
They may also check the body, brakes, and wheels to make sure that your car can be safely driven on the road.
What If the Car Doesn’t Pass?
If your car doesn’t pass a MOT test, then you can still drive it as long as you haven’t reached the expiration date of the test. You can have repairs done to the car and then have the test done again. You can get a fine for driving on an expired MOT and will not be able to drive it until the MOT is up to date.
How Much Is the MOT Test?
A MOT test shouldn’t cost any more than £54.85, which is the maximum amount allowed by law. However, the best MOT company in Plymouth may charge less than that.
If you have an antique car, you may not need a MOT test; however, check first before foregoing it.