MOT Myths Busted

From MOT, tax and insurance to an annual service, it soon adds up on your ‘To Do’ list, so you can be forgiven for not knowing all the MOT rules and regulations. After all, that’s why you choose us to take the stress away, and let you focus on the more important parts of motoring.

When it comes to MOT day, it’s an anxious time for most. We thought we would look at the most common MOT Myths so you can stay in the driver’s seat knowing more than your average motorist.

Here are the Top 5 MOT Myths – Busted! Just for you!

  1. 71% of motorists don’t realise that having an empty screen wash bottle will result in an MOT fail – top yours up before presenting it for MOT to avoid this annoying fail.
  2. 60% of motorists don’t know that stickers on your windscreen which obstruct the drivers view can and will result in an MOT fail. Remove those stickers.
  3. 33% of motorists believed a window not opening would result in a fail, but this isn’t the case.
  4. 31% of Motorists didn’t realise that having damaged windscreen wipers will result in an MOT fail!
  5. 25% of motorists thought their car would pass an MOT without a registration plate. It won’t.

Meanwhile, 16% didn’t know that an expired MOT puts them at risk of invalidating their car insurance. When asked why they had driven without an MOT, 64% of drivers said they had forgotten when the test was due. Two-thirds of drivers (33%) believed there’s a grace period for driving without an MOT. There isn’t.

It’s worth remembering that Car Friend offer a free MOT reminder service. We just need the car’s registration number and a phone number or email address.

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