Running a car is an expensive business. Even though I’m not a fan of driving myself I help my husband with contributions towards his car. The main reason for this is because he drives me around, anywhere I want to go, and I never have to pay towards petrol or insurance. Recently our car had £750 of repairs (ouch!) and in just a few months we have the MOT coming up again! Today I want to talk to you about quick wins to help your car pass its MOT. These are little things that you can do yourself or have done cheaply elsewhere, to try to help your car pass its MOT.
Now there is no guarantee that there won’t be larger work that needs doing to your car, but if you know you’re going to be forced to pay for repairs, as you can’t afford a new car, then these steps may help you reduce the overall cost of any work come MOT time.
*This is a sponsored post*. In the estate where we live there are a number of different car parking areas. Each resident in our new build estate has their own numbered parking space. Some people have two. Quite a few houses in our estate have garages that run through the length of the house and into a paved area in the back garden. I always think this is bizarre! Our car parking space is tucked up the side of our building. The space isn’t bad at all, it isn’t open to the elements much, it is enclosed on two sides and we only have one person who parks next to us. Despite this I can’t help but wish our car was parked under a car canopy sometimes. Our friends have one and they don’t even have to de-ice their car most days – lucky!
Now that we have a daughter it is fair to say that maintaining a safe car is even more important to us than ever before. My husband has always been quite good at maintaining a safe car, checking the tyre pressure, ensuring we have the right level of oil, water, coolant and screen wash.