Most families in the United Kingdom have at least one car on the road and it can be an expensive proposition keeping it there. First of all you have to have insurance for the vehicle and then you need to pay government tax in order to be able to drive legally on the road. You then have to put fuel into the tank which it seems is coming increasingly expensive as the years go on and you’re left with a vehicle that is costing you quite a lot of money. However, life would be really difficult without the family car and we use it to do the weekly shop and to ferry the kids to school and back safely.
In order to make sure that the car is roadworthy and safe, we need to have it checked by government appointed garages that offer MOTs in Littlehampton. In order to make sure that your safe to drive, they carry out a number of checks and the following are just some of them.
* Tyre tread & depth – In order for your car to be able to safely stop on a wet surface and to avoid an accident, it needs to have good tyres in order to be able to do so. The trade of your tyres will be checked for good grip as well as the walls of the tyre as well.
* Functioning lights – It is important that all lights are working on your vehicle and that includes not only the headlights and the tail lights, but the indicators as well. It is important that other drivers and road users know exactly what you intend to do and when you intend to do it.
It is essential that all older cars are regularly assessed for their road worthiness and so this is why many cars have to go through the MOT test every year.