What to do…
If you don’t have the last mot certificate for any reason, you can check the status of your vehicle quite easily on the government’s DVSA website… https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-status
While there you can register for future text and email reminders… https://www.gov.uk/mot-reminder
Thousands of failures each year are down to neglect, poor servicing, and not doing some simple checks before driving to the MoT Test Centre.
You can download a full list from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot
… and check your own car for (obvious) minor faults which may cause a fail. Some things you may not be able to test, but many of the simpler items are easily checked…. worn wipers, blown bulbs and no water in the washer bottle, are all common fails.
Don’t get caught out… Check you are legal…
One thing that hasn’t changed is that you can still be fined up to £1000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MoT Certificate!!
Check out FORECOURT FIXES to guide you through the basics.