Nearly 50% of all faults found on MOTs could be avoided by carrying out regular, simple maintenance such as replacing bulbs, windscreen wipers and tyres.

Common MOT fails

You can avoid the common MOT fails by checking:

  • lightbulbs are working - 30% of all faults related to lighting and signalling
  • tyre condition and pressure - 10% of all faults related to tyres
  • mirrors, wipers and washers - 8.5% of all faults related to ‘Driver’s view of the road’

Please click below link for more information and how to perform these checks:


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