Should I have an MOT, Service or both?!
As a responsible vehicle owner, it's important to understand the importance of both a MOT and a vehicle service. While both serve different purposes, they are equally essential for maintaining the safety and performance of your vehicle.
A MOT is the minimum standard required by law for road safety in the UK. It's an annual test that checks the safety
and roadworthiness of your vehicle. The test covers a range of aspects, including brakes, lights, tires, and emissions. A valid MOT certificate is required to legally drive your vehicle on UK roads, and failure to obtain a certificate can result in penalties and fines.
While a MOT is important for meeting the minimum safety standards, a vehicle service is a more thorough and comprehensive check-up of your vehicle. It includes everything covered in a MOT, as well as additional maintenance and repairs. A vehicle service typically includes an oil change, fluid top-ups, brake checks, and other essential maintenance tasks. Regular vehicle services help to prevent breakdowns, increase fuel efficiency, and extend the lifespan of your vehicle.
In summary, both a MOT and a vehicle service are important for maintaining the safety
and performance of your vehicle. A MOT is the minimum standard required by law for road safety, while a vehicle service is a more thorough and strict check-up that helps prevent breakdowns and ensures optimal performance. It's recommended to have both done annually, as they each provide unique benefits that contribute to the overall health of your vehicle.
At our garage, we offer both MOT testing and vehicle servicing to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!