MOT tests are required by law to keep your car on the road, but what makes them so important? Why does your vehicle have to be inspected by a professional technician even though you know your motor is working perfectly?
This blog post from the experts in at CJ Auto, tells you all you need to know about why MOTs are vital to maintaining the safety of yourself and others.
Promotes good practice when maintaining your vehicle
We can all be guilty of leaving that empty crisp packet, McDonald’s milkshake carton or file needed for work lying around in the back seat, but if your car is looking like organised chaos when undergoing its MOT test, then this won’t sit well with whoever is putting your vehicle through its paces, and could result in a fail. In fact, a cluttered vehicle is one of the top 5 reasons why a fail is issued, so make sure you give it a once over before you hand over the keys!
MOTs are a great way of making sure you keep on top of your vehicle generally, so it doesn’t fail when under inspection. It should encourage you to regularly perform routine checks yourself, such as screen wash levels and the condition of your windscreen in general so it is not impairing your view.
If you discover any issues that could result in a fail for your CJ Auto Service can help you to fix them before the time comes for your test.
In line with the law
It is important to make a note of when your MOT expires. It is illegal to drive your car after this date and, if caught, you will be prosecuted. Is it worth running this risk?
You should be notified by your MOT test centre that your vehicle’s current MOT is due to run out. This gives you time to arrange an appointment, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your vehicle is road legal and you are free to drive it as normal.
Be sure to book in your with the friendly team at CJ Auto Service – we can fit you in at a time that is convenient for you.
Ensuring the safety of yourself and others
Most importantly, an MOT test makes sure that you are kept safe on the roads by a vehicle that won’t let you down. Although not as detailed in its umbrella of diagnostics as a service, an MOT will still pull you up if your bonnet doesn’t open properly, or if your mirrors display poor visibility, amongst many other things. That dodgy seat you’ve been ignoring? It could stop passengers in the back exiting the vehicle after a crash. A loose seat belt you’ve been meaning to fix for a while? It could give way and prove useless if you suffer heavy impact, putting your life at risk.
Testing the safety of your vehicle is also important for fellow road users and pedestrians. What would happen if your brakes fail? The risk of horrible, life changing accidents, can be easily be avoided by ensuring your vehicle has its annual MOT test.
Get in touch with the experts
Is your MOT certificate up for renewal? Or do you have a general enquiry about an ? If so, the team at CJ Auto Service would be happy to assist you. Our many years of experience in the field of MOTs and servicing puts us in a strong position to help you with your questions.
To contact us, simply give us a call on or email us at and we will respond as quickly as we can.