All vehicles over three years old need an MOT, and since 1995 the test has also included a check of exhaust emissions to ensure that cars are not polluting our air excessively. So, what can you do to ensure that it passes its test? Before taking your vehicle for its test why not run through this checklist:

Starting in the interior:

Check exterior items:

Under-bonnet and mechanical checks:

All correct? Now you can face the test with confidence and remember that a smooth-running car can only make motoring safer, cleaner and more enjoyable.

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