May 18, 2020
When you put your car through its annual MOT test, you will receive an advisory note which is giving you notice of things that are going to need fixing on your car. Advisory notes will be given to you at the discretion of the tester and vary in importance, they are not reasons to fail a test and should not be ignored.
If you have received an advisory note it will show issues that have been found during your MOT test, that are not always MOT related, but are not deemed to be serious enough to fail the vehicle at this given time. It’s important to be aware of these issues as they are going to need to be addressed at some point in the future.
These MOT advisory notes are warnings and although your car has passed the MOT, you cannot ignore them. Examples of MOT advisory items are, ensuring your tyre pressure is correct, that you’re coming close to the minimum tread depth on your tyres or that your brake pads are worn.
The purpose of these advisory notes is to prevent you from failing your MOT next time around and to keep you and others safe on the roads until then.
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As well as receiving a MOT advisory note, you will be provided with Information on any defects that determine whether your vehicle has passed or failed the MOT test. The defects are categorised in the following way:
·Minor – No significant impact on the safety of the vehicle or on the environment but needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
·Major – It may affect the safety of the vehicle and the safety of other road users or have an impact on the environment, repair immediately.
·Dangerous – A direct or immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment, do not drive your vehicle until this is repaired.
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