The health, emissions, safety, and general roadworthiness of the vehicle are all thoroughly examined during an MOT test. You need to perform MOTs at the appropriate time to ensure that you, your occupants, as well as other motorists are safe while driving. Emissions are being scrutinised more rigorously as part of the most recent batch of MOT Newbury test improvements. This implies that experts at MOT Birmingham examine a vehicle’s environmental effect as well as its efficiency and security on the road.

During an MOT test, parts that the experts inspect

The main parts of the MOT test, as well as some pre-MOT check recommendations, are here. You could prevent approximately half of all MOT difficulties with simple maintenance, so check components like wiper blades, lights, and tyres ahead of time to guarantee your car passes the first time.

Steering wheel and the suspension system

The steering wheel should be secure as well as functional. While moving the wheels in different directions, the examiner would evaluate all steering components for evidence of damage. When the engine is off, the steering wheel must automatically lock.

A particular amount of powered steering fluid should be present in the reservoir of power steering vehicles. They also examine shock absorbers and suspension systems for signs of severe corrosion, distortion, and fracture.

  1. Lighting, reflectors, and other electrical components

Your vehicle’s back, front, brake, indicator, fog, and registration plate lights, as well as rear reflectors, must:

  • Have at the correct position at the right moment and be safe. Pairs of lights must be the same colour, size, and shape.
  • The lights must switch on with a single switch movement, and they must be in good shape and display precise colour. The operation of any other light should not have an adverse influence on it.
  • Headlights (both main beam and dip) must be below the horizon to prevent blinding other vehicles.
  • The battery should be safe and secure, with no signs of electrolyte leaking.
  • Electrical wiring would also need to be safe and not corroded to the point of breakdown.
  • Other road users must be able to hear the horn, and it must have a consistent tone.
  1. Braking

9.6 % of MOT failures are due to brake issues.

Your pedals, brakes, and levers, as well as any relevant warning lights, should all be in good functioning order. In addition, the tester would perform a brake efficiency test to check that the brakes are in good working order.

  1. Seat belts are mandatory.

Your seat belts, as well as the attachment and adjustment fittings, must all be the correct length and in working order.

  1. Road tyres as well as wheels

Tyre problems account for about 10% of all MOT failures.The tyres of the automobile must meet the required speed and load ratings. The examiner would also look for cuts longer than 25mm, bulges, lumps, rips, cord exposure, and tread splitting. Make an appointment with a professional to get your wheels adjusted.

Vehicles using run-flat tyres must have a working indication light. Every wheel nut should be securely fastened, and the road wheels should be in good condition throughout.

  1. Exhaust system as well as emissions

The exhaust system has to be free of leaks and secure. If the automobile came with one, this must include a catalytic converter as well.

Your car’s hydrocarbon plus carbon monoxide outputs should be under legal limits. When the engine is running, the analyser will use a gas tester probe to check the smoke produced by the exhaust. They’ll also check the exhaust for any significant smoke of any colour, which might result in an MOT failure. It’s important to note that the examiner will need adequate engine oil and gasoline to complete the emission examinations.

  1. Driver’s visibility

6.6 percent of MOT failures are due to issues with the driver’s perspective of the road.

The rearview and wing mirrors must be securely fastened and provide adequate back and side viewing. Wiper blades and washers should clear a broad enough area to allow the driver to see the road.

In the region of the vehicle’s windscreen directly in front of him, there should be no damage or obstruction to the driver’s view more than 10mm. Beyond this zone, there should be no damage or other obstructions larger than 40mm.

  1. Body

The examiner should also examine the structure, chassis, seats, engine mountings, bonnet, trunk, and doors as part of your MOT. All parts should be free of severe corrosion and have no rough edges that might cause injury.

  1. Speedometer

The checker would make certain that there is a speedometer and that it is readable.

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