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Pre-MOT Checklist

To save you time and money, you can carry out some quick and easy visual checks before you bring your car in for its MOT.

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Peugeot Pre-MOT Checklist

  • Headlights and Indicators: Check that all of your car's lights function properly - headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.
  • Brake Lights: Press the brake pedal and check that the rear brake lights come on - including any supplementary brake strip light. 
  • Number Plate: Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible.
  • Wheels and Tyres: Check that wheels and tyres are undamaged. The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT ‘fail' (though it's recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). 
  • Seats and Seatbelts:The driver's seat should adjust forwards and backwards and all seatbelts should be in good, working order. Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt's full length for damage. Tug sharply on all seatbelts to check that they react as they're supposed to if you have to brake severely.

Pre-MOT Checklist

  • Windscreen: Check the view out of the front of the car for damage - any damage larger than 40mm will cause a ‘fail'.
  • Windscreen Wipers: Make sure your wipers are able to keep your windscreen clean - any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT fail.
  • Screenwash: Top up the washer bottle before taking the car in for a test - something as simple as an empty container can cause an MOT fail.
  • Horn: Give a short blast of the horn - if it doesn't work, your dealer will need to repair or replace it.
  • Fuel and Engine Oil: Make sure your car is filled with enough fuel and engine oil - you can be turned away from the MOT without suitable levels of either, both of which are required when running the car to test its emissions levels. If you are unsure about the type of oil that should be used, we can advise you.

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