I Recently Bought A Car With 12 Months MOT But Now I Find I Need Some Major Repairs How Did It Pass Its’ MOT?

Unfortunately, 12 months MOT does not equate to 12 months trouble free motoring. This misconception is so widely held that the Department for Transport’s MOT Testing information is at pains to state:

An MOT certificate confirms that, at the time of the test, without dismantling, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law.

The crucial point here is at the time of the test. Thus, a component may pass its’ MOT Test yet fail soon afterwards.

Something else to bear in mind – an MOT test doesn’t cover the condition of your engine, clutch or gearbox.


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