MOTs in Canterbury

Canterbury fuelling and emissions testing

Car fuel and exhaust systems should be checked for any cracks and to assess whether systems are running efficiently.

Upon close inspection of the exhaust system, components such as silencers and mountings will be checked, to look for any parts that might be missing or parts that could have deteriorated which can be caused by salts in grit on the roads in winter.

Exhausts with major leaks are highly likely to fail a Canterbury MOT.

In addition to this, the amount of exhaust fumes can result in MOT failure if levels of lambda, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide are excessive.

Ineffective oxygen or lambda sensors can be responsible for emission failures and catalytic converter damage resulting from amounts of unburnt fuel passing through the exhaust pipe.

Checking Canterbury brake systems

In terms of vehicle safety, brakes are one of the most important components which is why MOTs test Saab brakes so strictly.

Road brakes or foot brakes are used to stop the vehicle when in motion, whilst the hand brake keeps the car secure if it is parked or stopped on a gradient.

Assessments of brake performance are completed to see how effective brakes are, using gradient testing, plate brake tests and roller brake machines.

Inspections are carried out to identify whether there are any problems such as: parts causing leaks or pipes and flexible hoses vibrating, rigid pipes are not being affected by fouling off other parts, or chafing on brake components, and vacuum or air reservoirs are secure and damage free.

If you're concerned about Chrysler brake performance, don't wait until your MOT is due before consulting with Canterbury garages.

Vehicle lights and visibility in Canterbury

In order to drive safely and to legal requirements, visibility has to be clear. Therefore fault wiper blades, cracked wing mirrors or horns need replacing, can be responsible for a failed MOT.

Two mirrors should be present on all vehicles to ensure that the driver is aware of vehicles behind them. Lights should also be clear and distinguishable, with headlights bearing the necessary white or yellow bulbs, ensuring that these are of matching colour.

Switches for signalling or indicating, headlights and rear lights must be present and not have delayed operation. Main beam lights must also turn on and off accordingly, switching to dipped beam headlights if a vehicle approaches to avoid dazzle.

Garages in Canterbury can complete testing and repairs on your Renault vehicle.

How your car's MOT is completed in Canterbury

If your Infiniti's MOT is due, it is important that you find a reliable local Canterbury mechanic. VOSA registered MOT centres have the blue triangle logo on show, as well as a poster showing the highest price charged for MOTs.

A viewing bay is usually available so you can see your car being MOTed by the registered tester in Canterbury, though the majority of people drop off their Lotus car in the designated bay and collect it from the forecourt later further to completion of required repairs and the certificate for the MOT has been issued. Presenters will be provided with a paper copy, but a nationwide MOT database records the pass electronically.

Lost or damaged certificates can be replaced at any test centre. If you obtain your road tax at your local post office, you will have to show the hard copy of your MOT.

Why you need a Canterbury MOT for your car

Over time, vehicle quality and repair state gets worse so checking car components is a method of increasing safety on the roads.

Because of this, the driver and any passengers, as well as other road users and pedestrians, are less likely to be involved in an accident with a vehicle.

In order to tax and insure a car, it must met all MOT guidelines.

It may surprise you that a database of MOTs are accessible by the police so can tell if cars do not have a MOT.

A MOT test will just inspect the condition of components at the time when Canterbury MOT testing is conducted, and does not represent the overall condition of the car.

If you have been driving a vehicle without a MOT certificate then your vehicle's insurance is invalid, unless under circumstances exceptional to the rule.


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