Top 10: The most-common MoT failure points

There are few less satisfying elements to car ownership than failing your MoT test. If your car is properly maintained and in good condition, the current MoT shouldn't pose too many problems. But sometimes all it takes is a little neglect, or lack of preparation, to see your pride and joy fall at the first hurdle.

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And taking a look at the top 10 reasons for failing the MoT test, many, many of those failed MoT tests are eminently avoidable. Not only that, but they are cheaply and easily fixed. Take five minutes out to read the failure list, and ask yourself this - when did you last make the basic checks to avoid these failure points? If it was more than a month ago, you know what to do.

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Brakes - 9.5% failure rate

Out of adjustment handbrakes are a common occurrence - and not just an annoyance when parking but a genuine safety concern. Not an easy fix if the cable is broken, although some cars are reasonably easy to adjust - so keep an eye on yours if it starts to play up.

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