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Car MOT Manual - 3.7 Brake Performance
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.7/Roller-Brake-Test


...ion Method of Inspection Reason for Rejection The brake performance test must be carried out on a properly calibrated and maintained slowspeed rollerbrake tester designated as acceptable for the statutory tests, except vehicles for which a roller brake tester is not appropriate, or at premises with...



Bike MOT Manual - 3.3 Brake Performance
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-3-3.asp


...lure however a tester may decide not to conduct a brake test if tyre damage is likely. When using a roller brake tester the wheel not on the rollers must be braked and chocked against the reaction force. This is especially important for lightweight machines and those with small wheels. In the case o...



Car MOT Manual - 3.6 Braking Systems and Additional Braking Devices
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.6/All-Braking-Systems


...system.Repairs to the pressure lines of hydraulic brake systems are unacceptable unless suitable connectors are used. Compression joints of a type using separate ferrules are not suitable. A. All Braking Systems 1. Check for leaks in any part of the braking system with and without the brakes being ...



Car MOT Manual - 3.3 Service Brake Control
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.3/Vehicles-with-high-servo-boost


...ction Reason for Rejection Vehicles with a smooth brake pedal pad which from manufacture did not incorporate grooves or the fitting of an antislip material should not be subject to rejection. The provision of a pedal rubber which is itself an antislip material is not regarded as a reason for rejecti...



Car MOT Manual - 3.1 Parking Brake Control
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.1/Parking-Brake-Control


...tion are based on the assumption that the parking brake is a ratchet type hand lever. For vehicles with footoperated or electronic parking brakes the Method of Inspection detailed will need to be ignored or varied depending on the particular type.Vehicles certified as being designed before 1 January...



MOT Training - NTTA Sample Questions
http://www.ukmot.com/garages/training-questions.asp


...lic braking system vacuum servo is assisting foot brake pedal effort A listen for a change in engine speed when applying the foot brake. B measure the brake application time lag. C feel for an increase in brake pedal movement as the servo vacuum builds up after being emptied. D look for...



Vehicle test procedures - Stage 3
http://www.ukmot.com/Vehicle%20test%20Procedures%20Stage%203.asp


...ge you will be sitting beside the examiner as the brake test is carried out. There may be a slight jerk when the car wheels are placed in the brake rollers and when the brakes are applied therefore it is essential that you wear your seat belt. Interior inspection At this stage the drivers compartme...



Bike MOT Manual - 3.2 Brake Systems
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-3-2.asp


...ocking the machine backwards and forward with the brake applied. Where there is doubt about the effect of an observed defect, the tester may at his discretion carry out a road test. See Introduction item 5 Fully floating brake discs are designed to have some movement. Care must be taken to not unnec...



Car MOT Manual - 3.5 Mechanical Brake Components
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.5/Mechanical-Brake-Components


...ith air braking systems. 1. Check the mechanical brake components for a. chafed rods or levers b. frayed or knotted cables c. free rotation of clevis joints between cables and levers this includes cable linkages between brake pedals and remote mounted servos d. security of cables, rods and clevis ...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Braking System
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Braking%20System.asp


...Failure Braking SystemCheck for excessive wear of brake pads. This is sometimes possible without removing the wheels but far easier with the wheels removed. Removing the Wheels Place jack under car and jack the car partially up. With the wheels still in contact with the ground remove wheel nuts. If...



MOT Manual
http://www.ukmot.com/mot-manual/


...ample, at some testing stations, where the roller brake tester is positioned in advance of the lift or pit, it might be more convenient to conduct the brake performance test before inspecting the underside of the vehicle on the lift or pit. This practice is permissible, but it must be noted that a ...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Handbrake
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/handbrake.asp


...Avoiding MOT FailureHandbrake Test the operation of the Handbrake. Make sure that you handbrake works by pulling away slowly and applying it to make sure that it slows the car. The handbrake should stop the car from rolling on a hill. Hand Brake Adjustment When you pull up the handbrake count the c...



Motorcycle MOT Pre Check
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-basics.asp


...hoses for fluid leaks, bulges crackingCheck disc brakes are securely mounted and free from cracksCheck ABS warning lights, where fittedCheck the wheel is free to rotate without brake drag in freewheelCheck that brake padsshoes are not warn beyond limitsCheck the rear brake torque arm is secure and ...



Northern Ireland MOT Test
http://www.ukmot.com/Northern%20Ireland%20MOT%20test.asp


...Mirrors Steering wheel Steering column Service brake pedal Service brake pedal operation Handbrake lever Seats and seatbelts Body work and flooring Doors and locks Wheels and spokes ABS Steering linkagegear Suspension units condition and attachment Shock absorbers Oil leaks Enginetran...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Footbrake
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/footbrake.asp


...Avoiding MOT Failure Footbrake Check that when you press your foot on the brake that the pedal does not travel all the way to the floor and also that it does not contine to creep down when holding your foot on the pedal. This would indicate a leak in the system and needs to be repaired, before drivi...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Steering Mechanism
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Steering%20Mechanism.asp


...lure Reasons For Failure Council MOT Centres Handbrake Footbrake Steering Wheel WindscreenMirrors Seat Belts Doors Brakes Shock Absorbers Electrical Steering Mechanism Braking System WheelsTyres Bodywork SteeringSuspension Exhaust System Drive Shafts FuelExhaust Petrol Emissions Diesel Emissions Re...



What does a garage look at during an MOT test?
http://www.ukmot.com/garage%20mot%20test.asp


...est. Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent 4wheel drive will be tested either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester for motorcycles... Li...



MOT FAQ's
http://www.ukmot.com/faq.asp


...ly access panels battery bonnet bootlid brake pedal antislip break glass hammer Class 5 vehicles only doors including hinges, catches and pillars door open warning device Class 5 vehicles only dropsides electrical wiring emergency exists and signs Class 5 vehicles only entran...



Car MOT Manual - 2.2 Steering System
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/2.2/Steering-System


...ock to lock. Check for a. fouling, particularly brake hoses b. brake hoses or brake pipes stretched or twisted c. presence, security and correct adjustment of lock stops if fittedNote Some vehicles have lock stops comprising rubbing pads on the body that the front tyres may contact on a full lock...



Bike MOT Manual - 3.1 Brake Controls
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-3-1.asp


...tion and security of the foot pedal and handlebar brake lever and mountings. see information column 3. Operate the brake pedal and lever fully several times and look for a. security b. wear at pivots c. reserve travel d. the position of the lever or pedal in relation to the foot rest or handlebar e...



Bike MOT Manual
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-index.asp


... However, it may be considered necessary to check brakes. steering, the effect of wheel misalignment etc by riding the machine. If the tester considers road testing is necessary to check the results of an inspection, the tester must be qualified to carry out the road test, and must be satisfied it i...



Bike MOT Manual - 1.3 Stop Lamps
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-1-3.asp


... in conjunction with either the front or the rear brake, or both. On machines first used on or after 1 April 1986, the stop lamps must operate by the application of each system. On machines without a battery or with an insufficiently charged battery, it will be necessary to run the engine. 1. Apply...



Car MOT Manual - 3.2 Hand Operated Brake Control Valves
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.2/Hand-Operated-Brake-Control-Valves


...spection applies to all vehicles with a secondary brake operating mechanism in addition to, or in place of, the normal parking brake lever. This Includes hand operated valves fitted to control spring brakes or lock actuators. 1. Examine the control for a. fractures, damage or excessive corrosion b...



Avoiding MOT Failures
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test.asp


...xhaust and emission checks Internal Checks 1. Handbrake 2. Footbrake 3. Steering Wheel 4. Windscreen Mirrors 5. Seat Belts 6. DoorsExternal Checks 7. Registration Plates VIN Vehicle Idenification Number 8. Electrical Equipment 9. Brakes 10. Steering Suspension 11. Shock Absorbers 12. Exhaust Syst...



Most common reasons for MOT failures
http://www.ukmot.com/Reasons%20for%20MOT%20Failure.asp


... and structure 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9 Motorcycle brakes 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.2 Motorcycle drive system 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 Motorcycle driving controls 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 Motorcycle fuel and exhaust 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 Motorcycle lighting and signalling 10.8 11.5 11.8 10.8 11.0 10.8 Mo...



Vehicle test procedures - Stage 1
http://www.ukmot.com/Vehicle%20test%20Procedures%20Stage%201.asp


... steering engine transmission mounts mechanical brake components hydraulic, air and vacuum brake systems fuel system brake and steering fluids general condition of the vehicle vehicle structural integrity and construction Additional mirrors required on heavy goods vehicles European Directive...



Car MOT Manual - 1.2 Stop Lamps
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/1.2/Stop-Lamps


...are detailed at Section 9.1. 1. Apply the service brake and check that the correct number of stop lamps a. are correctly positioned and secure Note The precise position of obligatory lamps is not part of the inspection, but check visually that the lamps are at about the same height and the same dis...



Bike MOT Manual - 2.2 Steering System
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-2-2.asp


...ay be necessary to use the assistant to apply the brake whilst the machine is pushed so that a proper assessment can be made by hand and eye. Check that the steering head bearings are adjusted correctly and are in good condition as follows 1. Inspect for tightness and roughness by turning the steeri...



Bike MOT Manual - 2.3 Front Suspension & Wheel Bearings
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-2-3.asp


...ted with antidive front forks which lock when the brake is applied. In these cases the front wheel will need to be placed against a solid object when checking the damping. It is important to distinguish between play in the forks and that in the wheel bearings. Light rubbing contact between a fork le...



The History of the MOT
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20history.asp


...ntroduced for vehicles over 10 years old covering brakes, lights and steering 1962 Commercial Vehicle test inaugurated Valid MOT certificate now needed in order to obtain tax disc 1965 Brake stop lamps were made compulsory in the UK All new cars must have flashing turn indicators from 1st Septemb...



Vehicle test procedures - Stage 4
http://www.ukmot.com/Vehicle%20test%20Procedures%20Stage%204.asp


...tem including the catalytic converter mechanical brake components brake hydraulic, air and vacuum systems fuel system spare wheel and carrier general condition of vehicle vehicle structural integrity and construction This list of items that are checked at each stage of the inspection are not e...



MOT Reminder
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20Reminder.asp


...e in a dangerous condition, for example defective brakes, illegal tyres, defective steering, can land a driver with significantly higher fines and points on their licence. The maximum fines imposed are LGV 5000 PCV 5000 Other vehicles including cars 2500 3 penalty points for each offence, for ex...



MOT Quick Check - Lights
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Lights.asp


...ail. Warning lights As well as electronic parking brake and electronic stability control warning lights where fitted the MOT test will also include checks for the correct function of the following, where fitted Headlight main beam warning light Electronic power steering warning light Brake fluid ...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Brakes
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Brakes.asp


...on the other side of the dividing bulkhead to the brake pedal Examine for leaks andor corroded pipes leading to the unit. Rubber pipes should not be split or show damage or wear. The fluid in the reservoir should be in between the min and max levels as indicated on the side of the reservoir. ...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Electrical Equipment
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Electrical%20Equipment.asp


...a friend help you.Brake lights Make sure ALL your brake lights work when pedal is depressed and do not interfere with the working of indicators. A bad earth will cause unusual combinations of incorrect and dull lightingFog Lights. Check the operation and also the indicator on the instrument panel.In...



MOT Quick Check - Exemption List
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/mot%20exemptions.asp


...MOT TEST INFORMATION Extracts reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE. MOT INFORMATION LIGHTS STEERING HORN BRAKES MIRRORS TYRESWHEELS SEATS DOORS REG.PLATESVIN STRUCTURE FUEL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS WINDSCREEN SUSPENSION EMISSIONS WIRING BATTERY BONNET...



MOT Quick Check - Tyres/Wheels
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Wheels-Tyres.asp


...MOT TEST INFORMATION Extracts reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE. MOT INFORMATION LIGHTS STEERING HORN BRAKES MIRRORS TYRESWHEELS SEATS DOORS REG.PLATESVIN STRUCTURE FUEL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS WINDSCREEN SUSPENSION EMISSIONS WIRING BATTERY BO...



Your Questions Answered
http://www.ukmot.com/Your-MOT-Questions.asp


...Your Questions Answered Search Questions Have a Question Ask it here Search Most popular question categories Mirrors Documents Retests Airbags Brakes Expired MOT Tyres Lights Exhausts 1 Q If my ABS light is on will the car pass the MOTName Lesley Town MK Reveal Answer 2...



MOT PRICES
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT-prices.asp


...MOT PRICES FEES CLASSES Note Fees not subject to VAT Fees shown are maximum fees Age first test certificate required Years Cost Classes 1 2 Class 1 engine size up to 200cm3Motorbicycles 3 29.65 Motorbicycles with sidecar 3 37.80 Class III3 Wheeled Vehicles up to 450 Kg unladen weight 3 37.80 ...



Training Courses
http://www.ukmot.com/garages/training-courses.asp


...cover vehicle items included in the MOT test i.e. brakes, steering, suspension, wheels tyres, electrical systems, body and corrosion, exhaust emissions and general subjects. This assessment will take place at your local VOSA Area Office. MOT Test Cookie Policy TermsConditions...



Information
http://www.ukmot.com/factfile.asp


... one side when braking, it is most likely to be a brake fault or incorrectly inflated tyres. Consult a garage or mechanic immediately continues to bounce after pushing down on the front or rear, its shock absorbers are worn. Worn shock absorbers can seriously affect the operation of a vehicle and sh...



Retest Re-Examinations
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20Retests%20and%20appeals.asp


... Retest ReExaminations If the vehicle stays at the test station which failed the vehicle, to be repairedNo Additional Fee Partial Re Examination If the vehicle is brought back to the same test station and retested before the end of the next working day on one or more of the following items only N...



Car MOT Manual - 2.3 Power Steering
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/2.3/Power-Steering


...e ground, vehicle in neutral gear and the parking brake applied, run the engine and rock the steering wheel in both directions. Check a. by feel at the steering wheel, that the system is operating b. for leaks in the system 4. In the case of external power systems check a. the ram anchorages for ...



Car MOT Manual - 2.5 Front Suspension, Wheel Bearings and Drive Shafts
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/2.5/Suspension-Joints-and-Wheel-Bearings(wheels-jacked)


...ing acceptable wear at king pins. With the wheel braked, note the total amount of movement at the wheel rim when the wheel is rocked. For a 50cm wheel this should not exceed 10mm. The maximum for other wheel diameters should be in proportion to this figure. A. Suspension Joints and Wheel Bearings ...



Car MOT Manual - 3.4 Anti-Lock Braking and Electronic Stability Control Systems
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.4/Anti-Lock-Braking-and-Electronic-Stability-Control-Systems


...ch are an integral part of another component e.g. brake disc or drive shaft. 1. If the vehicle is fitted with an ABS andor ESC system, check that the relevant warning lamps a. is fitted b. illuminates c. does not indicate a fault d. in the case of ABS only, follows the correct sequence of operation...



Car MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres (Structure)
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/4.1/Tread-Pattern-Breadth-and-Depth


... not in itself a reason for rejection. However a brake test might be inadvisable, because of possible damage, or a headlight test might be affected, if the underinflation is affecting alignment. The inspection of the tyre pressure monitoring system TPMS warning lamp only applies to passenger vehic...



Bike MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-4-1.asp


.... However, the tester may decide not to conduct a brake test if tyre damage is likely, or a headlamp test if alignment could be affected. Advise the owner. A tyre repair may be drawn to the attention of the presenter. Examples of unsuitable tyres a. side car tyres or car tyres on a solo machine not...



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MOT Questions




Brakes MOT Test

If my brake pads are low on my motorcycle bike will it fail the mot

Name: CARL Town: Poole

Yes brakes must meet a minimum standard which is the judgement of the tester


High Level Brake Light

High level brake light on 2001 ford puma thunder edition. Not working. If this is disconnected, will it then not be classed as MOT fail Busseys NORWICH are saying MOT will fail and thus Ive worried about this as they are a hard unit to find. Ive now found one , but , from what Im reading, it sounds like if mine is simply disconnected, then there will be no fail on the MOT and I do not necessarily have to replace. Is this correct Thank you

Name: Cherie Town: Norwich

If you say that the high level light is disconnected our friendly tester has to prove that that is otherwise he has to take your word brbra hrefhttpwww.ukmot.comnews24Click here for more informationa


US 1965 Pickup

I have 1965 US pick up. The side lights act as indicators at the front. When I turn on the side lights they are obviously orange. brbrDo I need to install separate white side lightsbrbrI understand that the rear red indicators brakes are fine.

Name: H Town: Chelmsford

I am afraid it will not pass information from the DVSA can be found on link belowbrbra hrefyourquestionsanswereddoteststationshavethediscretiontopasshistoricamericanvehiclesClick here for more informationa


Mot Repairs

My cars mot has ran out by 2 months. I know its going to fail on my brakes. Will i need the work doing there or can i take it elsewhere. Thanks

Name: Stephen Town: Warrington

You can have any repairs to your car done at a garage of your choice and you can also have your MOT Test at any garage of your choice you are not obliged to use a specific garage


Faulty Handbrake

Will mot pick up faulty handbrake.

Name: Morris Town: Nottingham

A faulty handbrake will cause you to fail hand brakes are diligently tested


MOT Advisory

MOT advisory says nearside front tyre wearing on inner edge brbrAlsobrbrBrake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules offside front 3.6.B.4E

Name: Debbie Todd Town: Newcastle

An advisory is there to tell you that in the opinion of the tester that the component is near to failing the MOT and that it should be either replaced or serviced


MOT Disputed

We bought our 2002 motorhome from a dealer in april 2016 and picked it up on the 2nd june 2016 its mot was done in may 2016 with no advisories. We have had many problems and have had 2 separate independent reports done the first states that the front to rear brake pipe is heavily corroded, both front wheel arches are corroded and holed near to spring mounting,OSR brake pipe is corroded and exhaust rubber mounting broken backed up with digital photos. The second report states front to rear brake pipe dangerous, exhaust mounts corroded and missing. Should this have passed its mot in may and at the least should it have had advisories about the brake pipes etc. We had only had it 12 weeks when we found this out. I know its not part of the mot but there is also excessive rot to the outer floor and sides of the caravan part of the motorhome. All the dealer said over the phone was he needed it back to look at but wasnt willing to collect it. Weve now sent a letter and reports and photos but the dealer has not responded.

Name: Bobby Town: Leeds

There is an official online complaint form that you can use brbra hrefhttpswww.gov.ukgovernmentuploadssystemuploadsattachmentdatafile449313complainaboutanmotvt17.pdf targetblankClick here for more informationa


MOT Retest

My MOT failed because of cracked coil spring and wipers worn out. Took my car to another garage to fix the and replace coil spring with other advisory items brake pads break pipe front washers cleaned,although the repair garage said the wipers were not worn out but replaced as per my advice brMOT test centre had advised that they would charge me for retest, today is the 5th working from last Thursday, I called the MOT test centre and they are telling that I will have to pay for the test because the after the failed i have run out of time which means it is out dated so they will have to charge me for a full test or a partial test... Please help.

Name: Usha Town: Hitchin

You are allowed 10 days for a partial retest put httpswww.gov.ukgettinganmotretests into your address bar if the Test Centre insists on charging you you can complain to the DVSA brbra hrefhttpswww.gov.ukgovernmentuploadssystemuploadsattachmentdatafile449313complainaboutanmotvt17.pdf targetblankClick here for more informationa


Dashboard brake light

Brake wear light is on but pads are fine. Will this be a fail for NI MOT test

Name: JIm Allen Town: Lisburn

Dashboard brake light can be connected to brake fluid level as well as pads if on will fail


Vuaxhall Antara

I have a Vuaxhall Antara with an electronic handbrake. It has been in had a full service and passed an MOT 2 weeks ago. After picking the car up and driving it i parked it on a slight incline and put the handbrake on however, the car started to roll backwards.brThis happened on a few occasions even when leaving it in gear as well so i called the garage and got it booked in today. They have just called to say that there is a problem and it is going to cost minimum 130 to fix but have not stated what the problem is.brMy question though is this not something that should be picked up on its MOT test. The garage have said its not as it is only tested on a rolling road that goes forward but in my eyes surely they should have spotted that and failed its MOT.brThanks

Name: Tony Town: Cramlington

There seems to be a procedure on antaras on inclines contact Vauxhall main dealer and ask them to clarify whether there is a problem the test carried out by the tester is standard procedure if Vauxhall say that the garage is at fault you can complain to the DVSA brbra hrefhttpwww.antaraownersclub.comforumelectrichandbraketopic95page2.htmlClick here for more informationa


Hand Brake

Car was tested 6weeks ago n passed but now needs a new hand brake could this been found on its mot,

Name: aileen Town: Rotherham

There is always a point where a component can fail the hand brake could be in good working order on the day of the test but like many things could break the next day the tester would have been happy with it on the day if he thought that it might fail in the near future he would have put an advisory on your certificate


Converted Parking Brake

have converted my electronic parking brake to manual.now i have parking brake warning light and orange spanner service light showing. would it pass an mot

Name: paul Town: Chesterfield

There are two areas you can run foul with a testerElectronic parking brake warning indicates a malfunctionA parking brake lever or control inappropriately repaired or modified brbra hrefhttpwww.ukmot.commanual3.1ParkingBrakeControlMOTMANUALClick here for more informationa


Failed MOT

I had my car MOTd at a garage Ive never used before as my main Ford dealer couldnt fit me in under my service plan before the MOT ran out. This new garage failed it on a brake imbalance over a rear axle. I didnt think this was correct so took it to Ford dealer to get them to give me a second opinion. They said brakes were perfect and they would have passed it on MOT. I am now taking it back to garage that did MOT tomorrow. What rights do I have to ensure they dont fail it again and therefore have to have it done elsewhere and pay fee again I have written confirmation from Ford dealer and photograhs of their results on their machine.

Name: Janet Town: Bromley

It would appear the testing equipment at the first garage was not calibrated correctly they should either pass your car or recalibrate their equipment and retest free of charge if this is not the outcome then you can make a formal complaint to the DVSA brbra hrefhttpswww.gov.ukgovernmentpublicationscomplainaboutanmot targetblankClick here for more informationa




I have replaced the front brake pads with a pair that dont have a brake wear sensor cable. The cable from the sensor is secured and the light is out. Is this an MOT fail

Name: M Rainer Town: Fleet

If the vehicle is fitted with an ABS andor ESC system, check that the relevant warning lampsit will fail if 1. A warning lamp a. is missing b. does not illuminate c. indicates a fault d. for ABS does not follow the correct sequence of operation if it does not have either of the above it will pass


Hand Brake

Would like to know if your brake efficiency can pass MOT if handbrake cable as broke on caliper on near side off car

Name: david price Town: sheffield

To pass the MOT the handbrake must stop both wheels from turning


Brakes

Hi, my car is making a horrid crunching noise when I use breaks, only had a mot last week, should it of been failed, or do the breaks just go like this

Name: jayne Town: maidstone

The brakes depending on age can go at anytime it may only be one pad the tester at the time of the test may not have been able to predict it on his inspection


Rear Brake binding

offside rear rear brake binding 3.7.B.1

Name: jkkk Town: pj14t

If little or no braking effort is recorded from any brake this will be cause for failure all brakes must be functioning correctly


MOT advisory

i took my van for a mot and some work was reffered to be done i got the motcertificate but the work was not done br

Name: nathan Town: bristol

The tester when inspecting your car may pass the brakes but give you an advisory which means that although the brakes are passable at the time of the test judging by the mileage you have done they will need replacing soon this is the same with all advisories it is to let you know that the component listed will need to be checked at a later date depending on how much use the car gets


Broken brake cable

My car passed a MOT test and 6 days later I was driving to work and my brakes failed and I was lucky not to have a accident the brake cable had snapped. Why didnt this show a problem on the MOT certificate

Name: Dawn Pugh Town: Tonypandy

The condition of the brake cable would have been tested at the time of the test if in the opinion of the tester the cable was serviceable then he would pass it there is no guarantee that components will not fail even the next day if the fault is not obvious


Front Brakes

Would 10per cent on front brake pads fail mot

Name: Lee Town: Taunton

Depends on the tester and the mileage if you go 3000 miles a year probably an advisory if you do 50000 miles a year you could get a fail
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