Does your car need an MOT?
21st August 2013
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Is you car over 3 years old? If it is it will need an MOT.

There are a few things that you can easily fix and check, so you do not have to pick up a tab. Of course if you are not sure the highly trained mechanics at Heath Road Garage and Manchetts will be able to solve the problem.

The easy ones to do are below and the more complicated, breaks, suspension, exhaust and a few other bits leave to the experts at Heath Road Garage and Manchetts.


  • Headlights â check that low and high beam work
  • Sidelights
  • Brake lights
  • Side repeat lights Left and right
  • Front and rear indicators
  • Front number plate light
  • Rear number plate light
  • Driver's side fog light
  • Hazard and emergency lights

  • Your tyres must have the minimum depth of tread, 1.6mm, two thirds of the way across No splits, bulges or illegal repairs, such as tyre wall repairs The above applies to your spare tyre, too. 

    Windscreen and windscreen wipers
  • The windscreen should be free from cracks (stone chips are acceptable, though)
  • All wipers and washers should be fitted correctly and be in good working order.
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