MOT Test: Why are they needed?

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In 1960, it became law for vehicles over the age of ten years to be tested to ensure that they were still roadworthy. So many cars failed this test that the age of the vehicle was reduced, first to seven years, and then to the current age: three. Any car that reaches three years after the date of its registration must, by law, have an MOT test to ensure that it is still roadworthy.


The reason for these tests was to prevent the many accidents that would occur when old or poorly maintained cars failed or broke down, sometimes while traveling at high speeds on the roads or in areas where roads cover steep mountains or twisting path, such as those near Wakefield, in West Yorkshire. While it may seem like a nuisance to have to pay for the test at your car’s third birthday and every year thereafter, it is reassuring to know that other road users must keep their vehicles in the same good condition.


This is especially important in areas where the roads can sometimes be challenging or when there are remote areas at which a breakdown would be very inconvenient. If you’re in Wakefield and want to get your car MOT tested, look no further and head to Ossett Tyre House to book your car in.