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How To Pass Your MOT First Time

Passing your car's MOT test is a crucial part of maintaining your vehicle's roadworthiness and ensuring your safety on the road. It can be stressful to think about the potential repairs or issues that may arise during the test, but there are steps you can take to increase your chances of passing the MOT test the first time.

Here are some tips on how to pass your car MOT the first time:

Keep up with regular maintenance and servicing:

Regular maintenance and servicing of your car can help you avoid major issues that may arise during the MOT test. This includes checking the oil and coolant levels, replacing worn brake pads, and checking the tyres for damage and wear.

Check your lights and indicators:

Make sure all your lights are working correctly, including headlights, brake lights, indicators, and reversing lights. Check that they are not cracked or damaged and that the bulbs are working correctly.

Check your tyres:

Check that your tyres have the correct tread depth (at least 1.6mm) and that they are not damaged or worn. You can use a tread depth gauge to measure the depth of your tyres.

Check your brakes:

Check that your brakes are working correctly by pressing the brake pedal and ensuring that it feels firm and responsive. If you notice any issues, such as a spongy or unresponsive pedal, have them checked by a professional mechanic.

Check your emissions:

If your car is a diesel, make sure the diesel particulate filter (DPF) is clean and functioning correctly. Also, make sure the exhaust emissions are within the acceptable limits by taking your car for a drive before the test to ensure the engine is up to temperature.

Check your wipers:

Ensure that your windscreen wipers are working correctly, and the blades are not worn or damaged.

Get your car professionally checked:

It's a good idea to have a professional mechanic check your car before the MOT test. They can identify any potential issues and fix them before the test. Give HP Motors, Riseley a call on 01234 708700 to get your vehicle booked in.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of passing your car's MOT test the first time. Regular maintenance and checks can help you avoid costly repairs and ensure your car is safe and roadworthy. Remember to book your MOT test well in advance to give yourself enough time to make any necessary repairs before the test.

To check when your MOT is due visit: Check the MOT status of a vehicle - GOV.UK ( or give us a call.

You can book your car in for its MOT at

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