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Category: MOT

New MOT Rules for 2020

Posted on 26th February 2020 by Tyres Northampton

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New year, new rules! In 2020, new MOT regulations will come into effect, and it’s important that drivers are aware of what they need to do and how the rule changes will affect them. In this article, Tyres Northampton are going to run through the new rules and explain what they mean for you.   New MOT Rules The MOT is being updated for 2020, with new categories and checks in place that motorists must be aware of. The categories are: Dangerous – a direct risk to road safety or the environment. These faults result in a fail. Major – Could…

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How to Replace MOT Certificate

Posted on 24th December 2019 by Tyres Northampton

If your car is over three years old, the law dictates it must undergo an MOT test every year to ensure optimum safety when driving on the road. An MOT certificate is crucial if you plan to sell your car, as any prospective buyer will want to see the certificate before purchase – as proof your car is roadworthy. An MOT certificate is also useful if you’ve been in a car accident, as any insurance claim you make will need proof your car was suitable for the road and without one you may miss out on a large payout.  In 2018,…

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MOT and Driving Law Changes of 2018 You Need to Know. New Driving Laws in 2019

Posted on 11th December 2018 by Tyres Northampton

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Brush up on your knowledge of the driving laws in the UK as of 2018. There have been lots of changes made, from relaxing certain MOT rules to tightening up emissions laws, tax increases and all sorts. Are you ready to take on the highways of the UK in 2019? Read on to find out what you missed first time round. Contents: MOT changes Learner drivers on the motorway Hazard perception test improvements Car tax in 2018 New UK Driving Laws in 2019   MOT changes: stricter emissions and no test for historic vehicles Here are our top picks from the…

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MOT test changes 20 May 2018 – Will your car pass MOT?

Posted on 18th May 2018 by Tyres Northampton

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May 2018 sees the biggest shakeup to MOT testing rules since the test’s inception in 1960. Back then, cars didn’t need testing until they were 10 years old! As strange as that may seem, the government is introducing new rules for classic cars over 40 years old which would mean no MOT test necessary to drive on the public highway. On top of that, the date of a new cars first MOT will be increasing to 4 years since purchase and diesel vehicle owners can expect stringent new safety rules concerning emissions and particulates. Let’s dig a little deeper into the…

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Our essential MOT Checklist

Posted on 25th February 2017 by Tyres Northampton

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You should view your approaching MOT as somewhat of an exam; if you don’t prepare, you might fail. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful event. Just a few simple checks could make the difference between an MOT- ready vehicle and a car that’s sure to fail. That’s why we’ve put together this essential MOT checklist, giving you the tools to accurately assess your car’s health before the big day. Exterior Make sure that your tyres are at the correct pressure and that they possess a tread depth of no less than 1.6 mm across 75% of the tyre surface….

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How Does Winter Affect Your Car?

Posted on 31st March 2016 by Tyres Northampton

Updated on October, 25th 2019 Thankfully, the cold winter months are fading away as we enter Spring, but in the UK, even the ‘warmer’ seasons can be dotted with freezing days and nights, and these freezing temperatures can cause issues for your vehicle. But what are those issues and how can they be prevented? This article will look into some of the most common winter issues and provide you with some solutions. Batteries Loose Charge In the colder months, the low temperatures can severely affect the voltage of the battery, meaning that it can be slow to start, or it may…

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