MOTs in Bexley

Checks made on vehicle lights and visibility in Bexley

In order to ensure vehicles are safe to drive, visibility should be maintained to a high level.

Therefore windscreen wipers failing to remove debris, cracked or broken wing mirrors or horns that don't work, can be responsible for MOT failures.

Vehicles must have at least two mirrors to ensure that clear visibility is maintained behind the vehicle.

Lights should also be clear and distinguishable, with yellow or white bulbs for headlights, of which colours must match.

Switches for the purpose of operating indicators, headlights and rear lights must work and react immediately.

Main beam lights must also turn on and off promptly, switching to dipped beam headlights if a vehicle approaches to avoid dazzle.

Checks and repairs will be completed by Bexley garages.

Why cars in Bexley have to be MOTed

Vehicles degrade as time passes so checking car components is one way of making sure road safety levels are higher. As a result, the person driving the car, in addition to other road users, are less likely to present a hazard as a vehicle.

If you wish to legally drive your car, it must be MOTed. A database of MOTs are accessible by the police so can identify cars without MOTs.

The MOT test just assesses the specified components’ condition at the time where MOT testing in Bexley is being done, but does not relate to the whole components of the car. If you have been driving a vehicle without a MOT certificate you are liable to a fixed penalty notice or court fine but there are some exceptions to the rule.

Tyre and wheel tests in Bexley

Tyres will be checked to ensure structure and type are correct, paying attention to the aspect ratio and the nominal size, thus making sure wheels on the same axle match. The type of tyre structure will also be looked at to determine whether they are bias belted, cross ply or radial ply.

Radial-ply tyres can also be either steel or fabric construction. The tyre walls should also detail their sizes, also tending to feature the ply rating, speed symbol and load index.

Tyre depth must be a minimum of 1.6mm continuing around the tyre and covering the central three quarters of the tyre surface. In addition tyres should be free of any cuts or punctures or expose any cords as otherwise the vehicle may not pass the MOT unless the damaged tyres are replaced.

For further MOT advice, speak to a garage in Bexley.

Brake efficiency and performance in Bexley

Brakes are the most significant vehicle safety feature, which is why Citroen brakes are tested strictly in MOT tests. Road brakes will slow and stop cars that are moving, and the hand brake is used to stop the car rolling when parked or stationary in traffic.

Assessments of brake performance are completed to determine efficiency of brakes, conducted through the use of roller brake testing equipment and by doing gradient tests. Brake parts are examined to check that there are not leaks from parts, no vibrations from hoses or pipes, rigid pipes are not being affected by fouling off other parts, or chafing on brake components, and that reservoirs on air and vacuum brakes have no damage or cracks and are secure.

Should performance of your Lexus brakes be a concern, don't wait until your MOT is due to contact a local Bexley garage.

Booking in for your Bexley MOT test

If your Land rover's MOT is due, finding a quality Bexley mechanic is of utmost importance.

MOT stations should always be approved by VOSA and have the blue triangle logo on show, and a poster with the max MOT cost should also be displayed.

Many garages have viewing areas to enable you to watch the test being completed by an approved MOT tester in Bexley, although many people leave their Volkswagen vehicle at the garage and return at the end of the day following completion of any repairs and the certificate for the MOT has been issued.

A hard copy certificate will be issued, but the pass is saved onto a computer database and logged centrally.

Replacement certificates can be obtained from test stations.

If you tax your Alfa romeo at a local post office, a hard copy of the MOT certificate will be needed.


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