When you need to book your Ford car in for its MOT, it's essential that you find a reputable local Bath garage. MOT stations should always be approved by VOSA and should always have the logo with three blue triangles on display, in addition to displaying the maximum MOT charge.
A viewing bay is usually available so you can see your car being MOTed by an approved MOT tester in Bath, though the majority of people drop off their Lexus car in the designated bay and fetch it from the Bath garage forecourt later that day on completion of any repairs and the certification has been granted. Vehicle presenters are issued with a paper hard copy of the certificate, but the actual certification is logged on a central computer database.
Replacement certificates can be obtained from test stations. If you obtain your road tax at your local post office, a hard copy of the MOT certificate will be needed.
Systems for fuel and exhaust should be checked for excessive fume emissions and to determine whether all mechanisms are running smoothly. When the exhaust system is due for an examination, assemblies such as flanges will be examined, to look for any parts that may have been damaged or areas that have deteriorated from corrosion resulting from exposure to water. Exhausts with silencers that create unusually high noise levels are highly likely to fail a Bath MOT.
As well as these factors, excess fuel emissions can mean a failed MOT if levels of lambda, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide are excessive. If oxygen or lambda sensors are ineffective for damage to catalytic converters and emissions failures following unburnt fuel passing through the exhausts pipes.
Brakes provide vehicle safety, which is why Isuzu brakes are tested strictly in MOT tests. Road brakes or foot brakes are used to stop the vehicle when in motion, whereas handbrakes and parking brakes on the rear wheels hold vehicles if stopped in traffic or parked.
Tests to assess brake performance are conducted to test effectiveness of brakes, and are carried out through gradient tests and using roller brake testers. Examinations of brakes are done to make sure there are no leaks from parts, no vibrations from hoses or pipes, rigid pipes are not kinked or being fouled by other components, and that reservoirs on air and vacuum brakes have no damage or cracks and are secure.
Should performance of your Mercedes brakes be a concern, you needn't wait for your MOT due date before consulting with Bath garages.
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