It's nearly September which only means one thing...The Kids Are Going Back To School!
With all the busyness surrounding entertaining the kids during summer, you may often forget about the little (yet important) things. Like the condition of the car that you drive your kids to school in.
We want to help you make sure the kids get to school safely everyday,
Therefore we have put on a massive MOT sale!!
But before you take your car for its MOT, here are a few tips to make sure you pass:
- Your Registration Plate must be present at the front and rear of the car and the formatting of the characters on the plate must not be changed.
- The lights on your car are very important to ensure other drivers can see you on the road, especially at night or in harsh weather conditions. Therefore you should check your Front, Rear, Brake, Fog, Indicator and Registration plate lights are all in good working conditions.
- Make sure you can see other drivers too! Your mirrors must be in good working condition and your windscreen has a maximum size of damage it can have in order to pass the MOT.
- Many People don't know this, but your car has its own unique fingerprint! This is called the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), it varies in location across different cars but usually can be found in the engine bay or around the passenger or driver doors. To ensure your car passes its MOT, make sure the VIN is clear and legible to read.
- The condition of the steering and suspension will also be assessed
- BEEP BEEP make sure your horn is loud enough and lets out a continuous note so your neighbours can hear you
- We know how hard it is to get the kids to sit still and put their seatbelts on, but we need to make sure that when they eventually do, they will be safe and secure. That's why MOTs also check the condition of seatbelts and seats.
- The MOT test checks that the doors open and close correctly and securely.
- To ensure we look after our planet for the next generation, MOTs check the exhaust emissions and make sure they are within the legal requirements. We wouldn't want to be wasting fuel either, so we check for any leaks from the fuel tank.
- The wheels and tyres are the only part of the car that are in constant contact with the road and so MOTs check them for a number of criteria. For example the tyre depth-which has to be a minimum of 1.6mm.
- Lastly, the brakes are tested for their efficiency and performance.