I don’t know about you, but I dread taking my car in for its annual MOT. The thought of the potential cost is enough to make me cringe, especially because I drive a car that’s 15 years old and it breaks down every few months as it is.
The truth is that I’m not all that clued up on cars and I’ve been ripped off a few times by rogue garages before – they can see me coming a mile off! I now get the hubby to take the car in because at least he knows what language these garages are speaking.
Anyway, did you know that the top three reasons a car might fail its MOT is down to lighting, suspension and brakes? A fail of course means at least a partial retest which results in even more money needing to be spent. Yet some problems can be easily rectified before you send your car in for its MOT – if you know what to look out for.
This infographic below was supplied by Motorparks and it covers the basic checks you need to be making prior to an MOT. It’s well worth a look if your car is due for inspection anytime soon.
With that said, an MOT is of course just one of the costs associated with running a car. If you’re wondering how much your car is costing you to run, you might also want to check out this handy motoring costs calculator on the Motorparks website.
Hope this helps you out!
*Thank you to Motorparks for collaborating with me to bring you this post.