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Exclamation Silly things to fail an MOT on

What silly things has your MOT tester picked you up on and failed the MOT for?

We do sort out a lot of minor stuff as we go, but technically an MOT tester doesn't have to, so beware. A little home DIY could save you s...

Here's a few to get you going...

1. No washer fluid. If there ain't no fluid, the washers ain't working and technically that's a failure.

2. Dangly things on the rear view mirror. Take them down before you have an MOT, as they obstruct your view. Leave them down and stay safe.

3. Rear number plate bulb - a simple DIY swap. Check it beforehand, probably best done at night. Almost 1 in 5 MOT failures are due to bulbs. Check them all.

4. Smudgy wipers! Check your wipers are ok and clearing the screen effectively. You can easily check their effectiveness on a regular basis if you live in the UK, but not in a carwash. Get new ones quickly cheaply from places like Halfords and fit them in a few minutes. Worn wipers can scratch the windscreen too, and if the wear marks are in the driver's view it's a fail and time for a new screen.

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