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With Burrows Kia

All vehicles that are 3 years old or more legally require an MOT test every 12 months. Vehicles without a valid MOT can be fined up to £1,000 - so it is important your vehicle always has a valid MOT certificate.

Our team of highly trained vehicle technicians possess the knowledge required to assess the state of your vehicles health. If the checks show that work needs to be carried out our team will offer expert advice on what to do. Not only that, we are ideally placed to carry out the work with minimum fuss thanks to the quality of our modern and well-equipped workshop in Barnsley.

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8 things to check to help you car pass its MOT.

To ensure your car successfully passes its MOT, you can take proactive measures by performing a quick check to identify potential issues. Many vehicles, approximately 1.5 million, fail their MOT due to simple problems like faulty bulbs, insufficient tyre tread, or even empty windscreen washer fluid bottles. By anticipating and addressing these issues beforehand, you can increase the likelihood of your car passing its MOT examination.

8 point check

1. Headlights and indicators
Check that all of your cars lights function properly - headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.

2. Brake lights
Press the brake pedal and ask a friend to check that the rear brake lights come on - including any supplementary brake strip light. Alternatively, carefully reverse up to a reflective surface (window, wall or garage door) and look behind to see for yourself.

3. Number plate
Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible - even a quick wipe with a cloth can make a difference. The front and spacing of letters must also comply with legal requirements to be passed by the MOT station.

4. Wheels and tyres
Check that wheels and tyres are undamaged. The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT 'fail' (though it is recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). If you're in doubt about how much is left on your tyre you can do the 20p test or we can check this for you, we can also advise which tyre is right for you car if a replacement if required. Take a look at our current tyre offers here.

5. Seats and seatbelts
The driver's seat should adjust forwards and backwards and all seatbelts should be in good, working order. Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt's full length for damage. Tug sharply on all seatbelts to check that they react as they're supposed to if you have to brake severely.

6. Windscreen
Check the view our of the front of the car for damage - any damage larger than 40mm will cause a 'fail', as will any damage wider than 10mm in the 'swept' area of the windscreen in front of the driver.

7. Windscreen wipers
Make sure your wipers are able to keep your windscreen clean - any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT 'fail'.

8. Screenwash
Top up the washer bottle before taking the car in for a test - something as simple as an empty container can cause an MOT 'fail'.

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Burrows Kia Barnsley
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