Every UK car older than three years must have a valid MOT (Ministry of Transport) test certificate which needs to be renewed annually. This test is mandatory as it determines whether or not the car is safe to be on the road. That means that if the car does not pass the test, it is unfit to drive and must be repaired to conform to UK Law standards.
If you want to reduce the chance of failing your MOT due to minor faults, there are some checks you can do yourself at home beforehand. Read more to find out how you can carry these checks out safely.
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Before your MOT is due for renewal you will need to ensure you have all the relevant documents ready for the test and carry out some quick checks to confirm your car is working correctly. You can fail your MOT based on the smallest issues that can be easily fixed before the test by preparing your car.
Depending on where you book your test, some centres will require you to bring the following documents:
However, many test centres will not require all, if any, of these documents as they are now accessible online for most MOT approved test facilities.
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