Driving a vehicle on the road without a valid MOT is extremely dangerous and is therefore something you should never do. This is based on the minimum legal roadworthiness standards set out by the government. It looks at the safety of your vehicle and allows you to comply with the law when driving. Our team would love to help you through our services, including having enough space in our garage for a motorhome MOT.
Common Reasons For Failing
According to the AA Garage Guide, out of the 10 most common reasons for an MOT fail, you can fix 8 yourself. There are 2 though that require the help of a specialist. You can do these simple checks all year round to have you a better chance of passing and staying safe. They are easily avoidable and also do not take a great deal of knowledge to attend to.
The ten reasons are:
– Wipers and washers
– Suspension arms and linkages, sub frames etc (you cannot do this at home)
– Registration plate bulb
– Front and rear bulb position
– Tyre tread including pattern, breadth and depth
– Brake light
– Headlamp aim
– Suspension – coil springs (You cannot do this at home)
– Condition of tyres
One of the most common reasons for failing that is very simple to avoid is screen washing. It is a small area that many people don’t expect to result in a fail. You must remember to top up the fluid as well as check that the wipers are in good shape and do not smear.
What If It Fails?
When a vehicle fails an MOT, you must address the issues in a swift manner so that the vehicle can be tested again. You will then be back on the road in no time. With C&N, we can carry out your MOT and deal with any work. We will always inform you before we begin any repairs. This will allow you to stay safe on the roads.
Put your trust in us and book your motorhome MOT today. You can do it online or call us directly. We have a wide array of appointments available so you can choose the right one for you.