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PRE MOT CHECKS

Avoiding MOT Failure


Steering Mechanism

Steering Mechanism Jack the front of the car up and place securly on axle stands.

Grab each of the front wheels at each side and shake the wheels vigourously. There should be no free play and the steering mechanism should be free to turn.

Check that the wheels do not wobble indicating play in the wheel bearings, ball joints or suspension mountings or bushes.

Repeat these tests grabbing each wheel from the top and bottom to check for any vertical play.

Spin the wheels and make sure that they turn freely. There may be some friction from the brake pad. If this is the case then touch the brakes and repeat. If the wheel tends to lock up, this can be an indication of worn wheel bearings along with any grating noise heard while the wheel is spinning. Again make sure that this is not the brakes.

Repeat these tests to the back wheels after the back of the car has been jacked and placed on axle stands.

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