In the UK, if your car is more than 3 years old, it will need an annual MOT test to make sure it is eligible to be driven on the road. This test involves safety items and covers everything from a light bulb to your hand brake. With the cost of the average garage bill rocketing in the UK it’s good to know what you can do yourself, quickly and easily to make sure your car passes it’s MOT first time.

Check Your Bulbs

Most modern cars have a system that tells you if one of your bulbs is out. A quick check will insure you have them all covered and any that have gone you should always replace, especially if your MOT is approaching as the garage will either charge you for the bulb+profit+labor or fail your car and then charge you again for the MOT if you can’t get it back to them within a few days.