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Video: How to avoid simple MoT test failures

  • MoT test advice
  • 1 in 4 cars fails on something preventable
  • Common sense advice
Words ByNigel Donnelly

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MoT tests are a fact of life for motorists when their cars reach three years old.

There is nothing to fear if your car is well maintained and prepared, but research from whatcar.com has shown it is very easy to become one of the 4% of motorists whose car fails the test because of something that could be fixed in a matter of seconds.

We've pulled together some of the simple things you can do to avoid wasting money and time on a silly test failure.

To see how likely it is that your car might fail its first MoT, try our checker tool.