Hints and Tips

There are some checks and jobs you could do on your car or motorcycle before you bring it in for your MOT test

Listed below are our top tips for you to check before you bring your vehicle in, this will help you pass first time and minimise the chance of you failing on something you could have fixed before you arrived.

The Bill and Bob MOT team also have some useful hints on preparing your vehicle for the MOT

Following all these tips before you book online will make sure you have done all you can to have your car or motorcycle ready for the MOT test.

Car MOT Pre-check tips

  • Check headlights: Do side, dipped and main beams all work?
  • Check indicators: Do both rear and front indicators work?
  • Check wipers: Are they split or torn?
  • Check washers: Do they work, have you topped up recently?
  • Check brakelights: Do they work when you press the brake?
  • Check horn: Does it work when pressed in the car?
  • Check tyres: Are all fitted within the legal limit on the car?
  • Motorcycle MOT Pre-check tips

  • Check headlights: Do dipped, side and main beams all work?
  • Check indicators: Do the rear and front work correctly?
  • Check brakelights: Do they work?
  • Check horn: Does it work when pressed on the motorcycle?
  • Check tyres: Are they all within the required legal limit?