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PARC Ltd have been in the industry for over 20 years and perform quality MOT tests Pontypool. Surprisingly, many of our customers often ask us what these are and what it involves, so we’re here to tell you more about them.

What Are MOT Tests?

A MOT test is a yearly 60-minute examination that all vehicles and motor vehicles must have to ensure they are safe for the road. They are measured in terms of performance, safety and whether the emissions meet UK regulations. All aspects on the vehicle are tested to be confirmed they are in full working order. If they aren’t, your local garage or us at PARC Ltd will make the necessary improvements. Once these are complete, another MOT test is done to pass the vehicle and allow it back on the roads.

Driving with an expired MOT test will result in a £1000 fine and your insurance could be cancelled, so we recommend booking your next MOT as soon as your current once passes. It may also be worth making it a week before it runs out as you never know how your circumstances could change over a year. To book with us, call the PARC garage.

Early MOT Booking

It is often found that early MOT booking will not only give you time to get any possible repairs done but will also ensure you on time so there is less stress to quickly get your car checked. Also, if you are within 30 days of the renewal date, you can keep the original renewal date, instead of it being made earlier for the following year.

Even if you maintain your car throughout the year, general wear and ear isn’t avoidable so issues can still arise. Well looked after vehicles do tend to pass first time but it is always good to be on the safe side because of the inconvenience failing can bring.

Appealing MOT Tests Pontypool

Many people choose to go to an untrustworthy garage for their services, so they need to know about appealing MOT tests Pontypool. The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) and DVA take appealed results and set up an appointment with you within 2 weeks of the test. It is best to not get any work done to your vehicle until you have cleared the results as it could be a waste of money. Although the success rate of these appeals is not always positive, it is always worth a try if you are having doubts.

Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of MOT tests and hope you book yours with us at Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre. Everything we have to offer is trusted and are competitively priced. Our fully trained team of mechanics ensure you’re happy before leaving our garage so be sure to call us today.

We at Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre (PARC) have been in the industry for many years and over this time, we’ve learnt a lot about the importance of Tyre Checks Pontypool. To help you get the most mileage out of your tyres, we’ve put together some tips on what to look for. Call our garage for professional advice or if you believe your tyres need to be repaired.

Tyres Pontypool

Tyres are one of the most critical components of any vehicle, so keeping them in good shape will save you money and reduce the chance of an accident. By quickly glancing over the four wheels, it’s easy to assume they’re perfect, but when you look closely, you’ll always find issues.

One of the most common things people overlook is tyre tread, which should never be less than 1.6mm. Failure to keep this in order will result in a £2,500 fine and 3 points on your licence per tyre, so it’s best to stay on top of it for your own protection and bank account…

How Do I Check My Tyre Tread?

‘How do I check my tyre tread?’ is a question we get a lot. – This is a simple thing to miss, but it’s also a simple thing to check; all you need is 20p! Simply position one side of the coin between the tyre grooves, and if the outer strip around the face of the coin can still be seen, the tyres need to be replaced as soon as possible. This is a dangerous driving surface that often causes aquaplaning (when a layer of water builds between the road and the wheel resulting in loss of traction and control).

What Causes Tyre Wear

Tyres will still wear out while the car is moving, no matter how good a driver you are, so you will have to replace them eventually. While general wear and tear cannot be prevented, there are a few steps you can take to avoid overuse. Bring your car to PARC Ltd for expert assistance and we’ll look at the wheel alignment. Also make sure your tyres are correctly inflated, so they wear evenly and gradually. Book a service by calling us today.

Tyre Pressure Checks

Daily tyre pressure checks are also important. The correct tyre pressure can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, and you can check it at gas stations with this detail. If you over-inflate or under-inflate your tyres, it can affect how they wear when driving. Please feel free to visit PARC Ltd.’s garage to get this professionally examined.

Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre

Here at Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre, we hope you have learnt some ways in which you can prolong the life of your tyres. Regular checks and knowing what to look for can save you running into bigger issues further down the line. If you find anything you aren’t sure of or would like a professional to heck your vehicle for you, be sure to give us a call and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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