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Keep the costs down with Motorparks essential pre-MOT checklist

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Proposals by the government could soon signal a major shakeup regarding how MOTs work across the UK, in that new cars may be able to remain on British roads for four years instead of three before requiring this test.

Explaining the reasoning behind the proposed changes, Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “We have some of the safest roads in the world and MOT tests play an important role in ensuring the standard of vehicles on our roads.

“New vehicles are much safer than they were 50 years ago, and so it is only right we bring the MOT test up-to-date to help save motorists money where we can.”

Is your cars MOT just around the corner? Then you will be pleased to hear that new and used car dealership Motorparks has created its essential pre-MOT checklist so that you can keep the cost of the test down as much as possible.

The visual guide can be viewed in full below, and not only details the main reasons why a car fails its MOT, but also offers tips on checking the following components of your beloved vehicle ahead of the test date:

  • Bodywork
  • Brakes
  • Doors
  • Essential fluids (including brake fluid, screen wash and oil)
  • Exhaust system
  • Fuel system
  • Horn
  • Lights (both front and rear lights, as well as hazard lights and indicators)
  • Mirrors (both side and rear-view mirrors)
  • Registration plate
  • Suspension system
  • Tyres (both the tyre pressure and tyre tread of all tyres being used as well as the spare wheel)
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Windscreens (including washer jets and wipers)

Give your car its best chance to pass a MOT at the first time of asking by checking out the entire checklist now