What is a car service?
A car service is when a mechanic undertakes a series of checks to your vehicle and carries out any maintenance needed. Having regular services will ensure that your car is in good working condition and safe to drive.
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When you are driving along and one of your dashboard lights comes on, it can send you into a panic wondering what is wrong with your vehicle. These lights are designed to alert you of various issues, some of which can be quickly rectified and others may need professional assistance to solve. Each warning light has a symbol to help you identify the problem (these can vary slightly in different models). Your car's manual will explain each light on your dashboard and what it means. Here is a basic overview of some of the main warning lights and reasons why they come on.
Despite the law stating that it is an offence to drive a vehicle without an MOT certificate, 1 in 3 UK drivers admit to having done so.
According to current regulations the maximum penalty for drivers caught without a valid MOT is £1000 and a charge of 6-8 penalty points. The only exception to this is when you are driving on the way to the garage to get your MOT in which case you will have to be able to prove this (usually by giving the police officer your garage's details to confirm the appointment).
With that being said, a lot of people ignore this and sometimes drive without an MOT. Here are some interesting statistics we've gathered about driving without an MOT.
The MOT certificate is one of the most important documents you need for your car. But how much do you know about the MOT test?
What is an MOT?
The Ministry Of Transport test, or MOT test, is an annual check that assesses the roadworthiness of your motor vehicle. It is designed to ensure that your car or vehicle is kept in safe condition.
If this is your first MOT or if you want to find out interesting statistics about why people commonly fail their MOTs we have created this really handy infographic. Have a read and let us know what you think in the comment section below.