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10 Tips for Passing Your MOT First Time

Most people dread taking their vehicle for its annual MOT test and it's easy to see why. According to research from the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), 40% of cars and 50% of vans fail their MOT at the first attempt.

 It is the fear of a hefty repair bill that worries most drivers and whilst an MOT test is required by law to ensure a vehicle is in a roadworthy condition, a survey by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ( SMMT) found that a third of motorists have admitted to driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate risking a £1000 fine, penalty points and loss of insurance cover.

The SMMT also found that around 1.5 million vehicles fail their MOT due to minor issues such as too little tyre tread, empty windscreen washer fluid and faulty bulbs; highlighting the fact that many failures could be avoided with a few simple checks before taking a vehicle to be tested.