22 Sep 2016
September 22, 2016

Top Tips to pass your MOT

September 22, 2016

Let us help you pass your MOT

At IN’n’OUT we want to help you to prepare your car so you it has the best chance of passing first time round. These handy and simple tips can be done by yourself with no mechanical knowledge required whatsoever.

An MOT is a legal requirement to ensure your car adheres to the minimum standard of roadworthiness.

These quick and easy checks will give your car the best chance of passing its MOT test:

Lights – The most common failure is non-working bulbs, all need to be in working order. Test headlamps, side lights, indicators and registration plate bulbs.

Wipers & Windscreen – Wipers and washers ensure a clear windscreen and view of the road ahead. Top up your screen wash and check wiper blades, replace if needed. Look for windscreen cracks or chips larger than 1cm.

Tyres & Wheels – Check all your tyres have a tread depth of at least 1.6mm. You can check how close you are to the legal limit on all tyres by looking for the treadwear indicators. These indicators are small raised areas at the bottom of the grooves.

Seat belts – Ensure the belts work and there isn’t any tears or fraying on the webbing.

Warning Lights – Check all your dashboard lights come on when you turn on the ignition.

Registration Plates – This should be clear with all numbers & letters easy to read.

Vehicle Structure – The body of your car should be free from excessive damage or corrosion.

Exhaust – Check nothing is hanging loose & listen for unusual or excessive noises.

Brakes – Have a look for visible leaks from the brake pipe. If you have ABS brakes check the warning light works.

Fuel – Check the fuel tank is secure and your fuel cap fits correctly.

Book your Xpress MOT with IN’n’OUT Centres today, give our booking team a call on 0333 247 9999 to book your personal slot.

What’s included:

  • All Car makes & models (Class IV limit)
  • State of the art automated, one man test lanes
  • FREE retest within 10 working days
  • Completed in 45 minutes or less
  • Only £49* inclusive of VAT & labour
  • Only £29 inclusive of VAT & labour for a Motorcycle (Milton Keynes centre only)
  • FREE Wi-Fi, Coffee & the latest magazines while you wait

Click here for more information about IN’n’OUT’s Xpress MOT.

Or combine a MOT & Xpress Service combo package. The combo provides an MOT plus a Xpress Service, in one convenient package – and for only £128* including a free MOT re-test and parts, labour & VAT with the Xpress Service, and NOW FREE replacement stop, side & indicator BULBS* or a FREE Valet *(dependent on local centre). Just book your slot today!

*Stevenage centre has a combo price of £138 & MOT only price £54.
*Free bulb offer cannot be used in conjunction with any third part voucher and includes: stop (brake), rear fog lamp, side & indicator standard light bulbs only, at the time an MOT and/or Service is carried out by IN’n’OUT centres Ltd, excludes: headlight, daytime running lamps, LED indicators, driving lights & front fog light bulbs.
*Supplement of £29 for fully synthetic oil if applicable. Valet normally charged at £10-18. Please see ‘services’ tab for full details of an Xpress Service, parts included are ones used in the Xpress Service only. Free Valet consists of an exterior wash & interior vacuum and only available in conjunction with an MOT & Xpress Service package at our Cardiff, Stockton-On-Tees, Warrington and Nottingham Centres.


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