Visiting the Garage After an Extended MOT

Due to rules that allowed for MOT extensions during the COVID-19 Pandemic – there are likely a number of vehicles that are now facing their MOT test or it is due soon and they’ve had longer than the usual year in-between testing. This means that there could be some issues that have gone undetected which may heighten the risk of a big shock and costs when facing your next MOT test. Servicing is key to having interim checks and ensuring that you are able to mitigate any surprises when the time for your MOT comes around. Tyre checks and other checks that are also carried out during the MOT are also important – so this article will help you think about what to consider if your MOT is looming and your vehicle may need some checks carried out.

 

At Autocentres Ltd, we are one of the leading car garages in Cwmbran and the surrounding areas specialising in MOT testing in Cwmbran, Tyres in Cwmbran and other additional services. If you are looking for a reliable and local garage in Cwmbran – get in touch today.

 

You can visit our showroom, call our team now to book an appointment or use an online contact form on our website.

 

MOT Extension – Beneficial or a Concern?

 

If you carried out regular servicing during the COVID-19 Pandemic then you shouldn’t have to be too concerned about the status of your vehicle. Servicing is designed to carry out recommendations that will help before an MOT test as well as makes your car run more efficiently when on the road. These recommendations are key as they allow you to carry out any repairs or address any concerns before your MOT test date looms on you. Many motorists become stressed about their MOT testing time due to the fact that something could go wrong and this could cause your vehicle to be taken off the road until repairs are carried out. This is why a regular servicing schedule is vital. We recommend at the very minimum a full-service once a year. There are also interim servicing services available.

 

Your Tyres are Extremely Important

 

Your tyres are the only thing separating your vehicle from the road. This is why it’s so important that they are maintained and this is also a factor during an MOT inspection. Checking the tread depth is of the legal requirement as well as checking that there is visible damage to the tyre wall and other areas of the tyre. Regular checks are easy, you can carry out simple, visible inspections every week or every couple of days. If you do happen to scrape your tyres on the side of the road or sense that something may be wrong with your tyres – carry out a more serious inspection or visit our garage for a FREE tyre check.

 

Every Check & Consideration In-Between

Be prepared for your MOT. Remember the aspects such as not having washer fluid to wash your windscreen. Failure to have sufficient levels means that the washing system cannot be tested and you will fail your MOT test. Cracks in the windscreen need to be repaired in some cases – the vehicle needs to be accessible and have the various areas that need to be tested accessible. There are other checks that you can carry out but if you are in doubt – we always recommend that you speak to the professionals.

 

At Autocentres Ltd, we are one of the leading car garages in Cwmbran and the surrounding areas specialising in MOT testing in Cwmbran, Tyres in Cwmbran and other additional services. If you are looking for a reliable and local garage in Cwmbran – get in touch today.

 

You can visit our showroom, call our team now to book an appointment or use an online contact form on our website.

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Autocentres are all about friendly and helpful vehicle services!

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