Things to check before bringing your car in for MOT:
Make sure all lights are in working order
Screen wash is topped up and washer jets are working
Wiper blades clear the screen effectively
All rear view mirrors are present and intact
Number plates are clean, visible and correctly spaced
Tyres are in good condition (tread above 1.6mm)
What the MOT test includes
The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.
The body and vehicle structure is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.
The fuel system has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.
The exhaust emissions – the vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.
The exhaust system is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively. The seat belts are installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.
The seats: The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.
"Parkside send reminders for the MOT and service, and they are really efficient with the booking service and keeping me informed while they have the car. They have always done a great job at a reasonable cost."