A series of new MOT checks are being introduced across Britain today, including:
Failed MOT checks will now be divided into three categories - minor, major and dangerous. Minor faults may make it through, but any major or dangerous faults are an automatic failure. Here are some areas your car could fail:
Body, vehicle structure and general items
Must be free from excessive corrosion, sharp edges or damage in specific areas
Checked for leaks, and the pipes and hoses must be secure and in good condition, with the fuel cap fastening securely
The driver’s seat must be able to be adjusted; all seats must be securely fitted.
The front doors must open from both the inside and outside the vehicle, and hinges and catches must be in good condition
Registration plates and Vehicle identification number (VIN)
Checked for: condition, secure attachment, characters correctly formed and spaced and colour. The VIN will be checked on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980.
The horn must work properly
All visible electrical wiring and the battery will be checked in the new test.
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