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What gets tested during an MOT?

WHAT TESTEDMOT? IN AN The MOT test is an important way for the government to check that a car is safe – for the driver and for other road users. Originally a basic test to check a few vital signs of the car, the test has evolved over the years to its current yearly test that gives the car a thorough checking over across every aspect. But what is inspected during an MOT test? In this infographic, we break down what gets tested, so you can better prepare your car for its next MOT. Wheels and Body Tyres: Each of the four tyres should be roadworthy, with a tread depth within the legal guidelines. If applicable, the correct type of tyres should also be fitted. Body: The exterior of the car's body should be in a safe condition, with no sharp edges. There should not be any excessive corrosion to the body. Wheels: The wheels should be safely secure on the car, with the fittings in good condition. Doors: The doors should be in good condition, with the front doors able to be opened from inside or outside of the car. They should close and lock properly into the secure driving position. Visibility Windscreen: The windscreen is clear and does not obstruct or distort the driver's view of the road. Windscreen wipers and washers: Tested to ensure that both are working correctly to clean the windscreen to maintain a clear view of the road, Mirrors: The mirrors are all in the correct position and provide a clean and clear view. They are also correctly fitted and are in no danger of becoming loose. Lights: All the lights should work correctly and of the right colour (brakes are red, indicators are orange, reversing lights are bright white). The controls on the dashboard should also be working correctly. Fuel and Exhaust systems Fuel: The fuel cap can be unfastened and then fastened securely. There should also be no leaks within the fuel system. Emissions: The emissions from the car will be checked to see if they are in line with the car's age and fuel type. - Exhaust: The exhaust must be securely fitted, no serious leaks, and the system must be intact and complete. The noise should also be effectively silenced. Safety Seats: The front driver and passenger seat are Brakes: The brakes will be tested on a roller secure and can lock safely in position. The rear brake tester when applicable. Condition of the brake pads will be examined to ensure that they are working correctly. Performance will also be assessed to ensure the brakes are working to seats are secure and can remain locked in the upright position. Seatbelts: The seatbelts are the correct type for each seat, lock securely into place, and are in good condition. standards. Brake pedal: The pedal should be non-slippery. Horn: The car horn works correctly, is easy to Steering: The steering should be responsive operate, and is the correct tone and sound for and to standard. the type of vehicle. Identification Vehicle Identification Number: This must be Number plate: The vehicle registration plate must be clear and readable, as well as securely permanently displayed on the vehicle and easily readable. fixed to the vehicle. presented by creditplus f y 8 P 8 in Tube

What gets tested during an MOT?

shared by JamesCP on Apr 09
An informative guide to the British MOT test for cars. Designed to demystify the car inspection, so they are better prepared and informed before testing their car.




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