MOTs in Grimsby

Why Grimsby vehicle MOTs are important

Vehicles degrade as time passes therefore ensuring minimum levels of quality are met is important to maintain road safety.

This will mean that the driver of the vehicle, as well as other road occupants, have reduced risk of being affected by accidents caused by car faults.

If you wish to have your car legally road worthy, it has to have a valid MOT certificate.

Police have access to the central MOT database who will be able to recognise which car's haven't passed a MOT.

The MOT test just assesses the specified components’ condition at the time when MOT testing in Grimsby is completed, and does not relate to the general condition of the car mechanically.

If you have been driving a vehicle without a MOT certificate then at the least you may receive a fine and points on a license, unless under circumstances exceptional to the rule.

Checks made on wheels and tyres in Grimsby

Tyres will be checked in order to ensure they are the correct structure and tyre, including assessment of the aspect ratio, which if between 80% and 82% is sufficient, thus making sure that the gearing of the drive train is not affected. The tyre type will also be noted to determine whether they are bias belted, cross ply or radial ply.

Radial-ply tyres can be constructed from fabric or steel. Tyre sizes must also be printed on the side of the tyre, also tending to feature the ply rating, speed symbol and load index.

Tyre depth must be a minimum of 1.6mm throughout the whole outside of the tyre and should cover the central three quarters of the rubber surface. In addition, tyres cannot have any tears or bulges or display any exposed cords otherwise the vehicle will fail the MOT unless tyre replacements are carried out.

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

Visibility aides such as mirrors and lights in Grimsby

In order to ensure vehicles are safe to drive, visibility must as good as possible. Therefore fault wiper blades, damaged wing mirrors or horns that don't work, can mean that your vehicle fails its test.

Vehicles must have at least two mirrors to ensure that all vehicles can be seen from behind. In addition, lights must be in working order, with headlights requiring white or yellow bulbs, of which colours must match.

Switches to operate indicators, headlights and rear lights must work and react immediately. Main beam lights should also be able to switch on and off promptly, switching to dipped beam headlights if a vehicle approaches to avoid dazzle.

Chrysler problems preventing MOT passes can be fixed by Grimsby garages.


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