Typically new cars only require an MOT test when they are three years old. In order to avoid pumping more cash into an unreliable vehicle, it could be worth shopping around for a new car now.
Macclesfield UK (PRWEB UK) 30 May 2012
Every motorist has a duty to make sure their vehicle is safe to use on the roads, but a number of times, faults can go unnoticed causing an MOT failure.
Research shows that there are five typical failures that drivers face: a massive 40% of all cars fail their MOT.*
The number one common failure that motorists face is with lighting and signalling defects. Indication lights, brake lights and signal lights are the mostly likely to make drivers fail their MOT.
The second most common MOT failures are suspension defects closely followed by defective breaks and illegal tyres.
Another common failure which makes its way into the top five list is when the drivers view of the road is impaired.
Car Loan 4U Co-Director Ryan Dignan comments;
“Taking your car for an annual MOT test can be a daunting experience as many might not know what the end result will be. Older vehicles are more prone to MOT failure than newer cars.
“Typically new cars only require an MOT test when they are three years old. In order to avoid pumping more cash into an unreliable vehicle, it could be worth shopping around for a new car now.
“Whilst not everyone can afford to buy a new vehicle, affordable car finance is available. Car Loan 4U offers car finance loans starting from just 7.9% APR.”
Top tips for passing your MOT
1. Lights - Check the condition and the operation of your lights including HID and LED headlamps as well as the main beam warning light.
2. Suspension - Check your steering oil level, shock absorbers braking and handling.
3. Brakes - Check for inappropriate repairs or modifications.
4. Tyres - Check the size and make sure the tread depth is of the legal requirement.
5. Vision- Make sure the drive can clearly see the road.
Notes to editors
- MIND THE MOT GAP, Kwik fit http://www.kwik-fit.com/news.asp?y=2011&p=2