Any car that is over three years old in the United Kingdom needs to take a compulsory test every single year thereafter to make sure that it is compliant and that it meets all road safety regulations. Many people complain about having to address problems every single year, but it is the one thing that assures us that both ourselves and our families will be safe when we are driving the car out on the U.K.’s busy roads.
If your vehicle is due a car MOT test in Littlehampton then it’s time to get down to your local or repair shop to get any issues addressed. While it is down there, there are a number of things that they will check for to make sure that it is in fact roadworthy. The following are just a couple of those.
- Tyres and brakes – These two things are essential if your car is to have good grip on the road and is also able to stop quickly in the event of an accident. The mechanic will check that the tyre depth meets standards and they will check the brake lines and brake shoes as well.
- Lights and indicators – It is important that other drivers can see you at nighttime and in situations where visibility is bad. They also need to be able to know what you’re going to do and so working indicators are essential.
These are just two of the many things that your local mechanic will be checking out for and there are numerous more. Make sure you and your family are safe every time you put the keys in the ignition.