Let’s face it, owning and running a car can be an expensive thing to do. From petrol to maintenance and servicing, car tax to insurance, there’s lots to factor in when thinking about the cost of getting on the road.
And, with the busy lives that we all lead, it can also be difficult to remember to do everything that we have to, whether it’s required by law, or simply because it is a sensible idea to get it done.
You may think that your vehicle is running fine and hasn’t broken down yet, so you could be wondering why your car needs an MOT. But, not only is it a sensible thing to get done, both for your safety and the safety of others on the road, it’s also required by law and the penalties for not doing so are pretty severe.
If your car is more than three years old, it needs to be tested every year to meet road safety and environmental standards. The MOT certificate shows that your vehicle met the accepted standards required by law at the time it was tested and despite the fact that this doesn’t mean it won’t need additional work for the rest of the year, it should give you peace of mind in knowing that you are safe on the road at the time.
MOT is for your safety
It may sound obvious when you hear that an MOT is for your safety, but it’s not only ensuring that your car has an MOT that will keep you safe.
Car accidents can occur on the roads through no fault of your own and they can be made all the more horrific when they are caused by another vehicle which was unsafe and lacking a valid MOT certificate at the time.
The rules are in place to stop people from driving unsafe cars on the road and as such, putting the lives of themselves, their families and other drivers at considerable risk.
It is required by law
It’s because of this that when it comes to MOTs it is required by law. Anyone with a car that is over three years old, who is found to have no valid MOT can face a fine of up to £1,000 or even more, for those driving vehicles which carry more than eight people.
Look at it this way, when you start your car and assume it’s running fine, how can you know for sure? Often we only find out about faults when something goes wrong and quite often the last place you want to be is on a busy road when that happens.
This is why MOTs are designed to find dangerous faults before they threaten lives.
Contact Us for an MOT in Loughborough
At Carillon Services we are government authorised to offer our MOT services to you, so feel free contact us for an MOT in Loughborough today. This will include comprehensive tests on your vehicle which are regulated by the Good Garage Scheme – and we work to an Industry Standard Service Checklist and adhere to a strict code of conduct.
Your vehicle will be thoroughly tested to the highest standards, using the latest software and equipment, which means it increases the overall reliability and accuracy of your MOT test.