January 22, 2024

How to pass your MOT: Checklist for MOT

How to pass your MOT checklist

Are you getting to that time of the year again when the “dreaded” MOT is due? To help, we have created a MOT guide on how to pass your MOT test. By providing you with knowledge and hands-on advice, this MOT guide will help you breeze through your MOT inspection.

Pre-MOT Inspection

Before taking your vehicle for an MOT test, we suggest giving your vehicle a once over, as this can help address any issues. A Pre-MOT can be carried out by a MOT centre or you can do this yourself.

It is worth noting that some of the most common MOT failures include lights, suspension, tyres and brakes.

Pre-MOT Checklist

  • Lights and Indicators: Check all lights and indicators to ensure they are working.
  • Brakes: Ensure that your brakes are responsive and not making any unusual noises.
  • Tyres: Inspect your tyres for sufficient tread depth (minimum 1.6mm) and check for any signs of damage or uneven wear.
  • Windscreen Wipers: Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition and effectively clear the windscreen.
  • Mirrors: Verify that all mirrors are intact, properly adjusted, and offer clear visibility.

Engine Oil and Fluids

Regularly check engine oil levels, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and screen wash levels.

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Book with a Reputable Garage

Choose a reputable garage with certified technicians and a good track record. They will conduct the MOT test following strict guidelines, ensuring an impartial assessment of your vehicle.

Make sure to book with Bridge Autocare, the best MOT centres Milton Keynes.

Address Known Issues

If you are aware of any issues with your car or have previously failed an MOT, it’s essential to address these concerns before scheduling another test. Ignoring known problems can lead to unnecessary failures.

MOT Inspection Checklist

For a full MOT inspection checklist, please click here.

By following these tips and conducting regular maintenance on your vehicle throughout the year, you increase your chances of passing the MOT test. Being proactive about car care not only ensures a smoother experience during testing but also contributes to safer roads. Make this guide a part of your annual vehicle routine and rest assured that your car will be prepared to pass its MOT with flying colours!

Are you based around Milton Keynes or Northampton? Book with us today if you are looking for a trusted local MOT centre.


*Please note – following these tips do not guarantee a pass, but will help to increase your chances of passing your vehicle’s MOT.

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