The humble motor car has really changed the world. When those early eccentric tinkerers began assembling the first automobiles, they never had any idea that there would one day be more cars than families in the UK! The car has quite literally taken humankind everywhere, and the latest estimates suggest there are about 1.446 billion vehicles on earth in 2021.
If you are a Cambridgeshire car owner, you probably do not realise how useful having a car is until it stops working! We can all take the car for granted, especially if we are not particularly interested in how they run. However, each and every car driver is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their vehicles, and it is illegal to drive a car that in not deemed road worthy. In fact, even if damage doesn’t seem that significant, if someone is stopped by the police, they can receive a fine of up to £2,500 and up to three points on their licence for each case and repeat offenders can even be banned from driving entirely!
Cambridgeshire, like elsewhere in the UK, has a lot of cars on the roads. To help keep car quality on UK roads safe for everyone, the government require all cars over three years old to have an annual check call the ‘MOT’. Car MOTs, Cambridgeshire or elsewhere, are standardised tests to make sure the car is safe for the car driver and other road users. Without valid car MOTs Cambridgeshire vehicles can be fined up to £1000, so drivers should be keen to keep their annual car MOTs up to date.
What Is Involved in Car MOTs?
Cambridgeshire drivers will be interested to know what is assess on the vehicle during car MOTs. Cambridgeshire mechanics who are licenced to carry out Car MOTs will follow a strict inspection of the vehicle to ensure it is safe and road worthy. The car MOTs Cambridgeshire drivers need are not the same as a service and will not look at the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox, but car MOTs do get deep under the hood!
First car MOTs, Cambridgeshire, will inspect the bodywork for excessive corrosion or damage, including the registration plate, wipers and mirrors. The car MOTs Cambridgeshire mechanics provide also inspect the fuel system for faults or leaks, they will check the breaks are firm and responsive and that all the warning lights are working, and the ABS is functioning properly.
Car MOTs, Cambridgeshire, will also look at the lights to make sure no bulbs are blown and that they work as required, and they will inspect the tyres and wheels to make sure that they are in good condition with an even wear pattern and are above the legal tread depth.
Car MOTs Cambridgeshire
For the best car MOTs Cambridgeshire has to offer, get in touch with the local specialists at Rayments Garage in Great Shelford. With over fifty years they are sure to provide the best car MOTs Cambridgeshire can get!