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Originally Posted by straitwurly
Should your brake pads/disks etc be checked during an MOT? As regular followers of my postings will know... clio went for MOT at start of May. She now has squeally brakes, and will have to go and see the car doctor (again!!) unless I can fix them myself (somewhat unlikely, I feel - not tampering with something that important!).
Can anyone tell me what they DO check during an MOT???

Hi Vicky.
Are the brakes just squeaking? If so then it may not mean that the brakes are worn.
If the sound is more of a grinding then it is more likely that the pads are worn.
A squeak could mean that the brake pad retaining spring may be loose, worn or broken. It could mean that the pads just need to be removed and a very small amount of grease put on the back of them and put back together.

None of the above will come into an MOT.
If the pads are worn then the car should not have passed it's MOT or at the very least you should have been given an advisory notice.
Hope this helps and let us know how it goes. Oily ( as in name.... )

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