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    Get Your Car Through It's MOT First Time

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    I was chatting to a few friends after a round of golf this weekend and the topic of conversation turned to cars, primarily the running cost of cars. “My cars due for its annual MOT, that’s going to cost me – it always seems to fail on something.”It got me thinkingOn Tuesday morning I went into our After Sales department and had a chat with Alex and Aaron, two of our senior MOT testers and asked them about an MOT test.I wanted to know if there was there anything a customer could do to prior to the test that could help it pass.

    Turns out there are quite a few things cars commonly fail on that most of us would be able to fix ourselves before the test.

    Failing an MOT is a real pain, especially when it was for something you could have quickly and easily done yourself, so I’ve put together a little 2 page document that you can print out and use as checklist next time your car is due for its MOT.