Before bringing your vehicle in for inspection, there are a few things you can check to maximise your chances to pass.


– Lights

• Ensure all your headlights are working and that none are damaged in any way

• Headlights, indicator lights, hazard warning lights, rear lights, brake lights, number-plate lights and reversing lights must all be in proper working order.

• Check that all reflectors are working properly.

• Always have a spare set of bulbs in the car.


– Brakes

• If your vehicle pulls slightly to one side when you brake, this may be a sign that your brakes are not working correctly, or that there is a brake imbalance. Have them checked and, if necessary, replaced before your roadworthy test.

• Check your brake fluid. Low brake-fluid levels may indicate a leak in the brake line, which will need repair.


– Tyres

• Check for tyre wear and tyre pressure. If your tyres are worn or deformed (bulges), change them.

• If you see excessive wear on one side of the tyre, this means your vehicle has steering-geometry problems and/or worn suspension components, which must be corrected.

• Current legislation states that tyre tread depth should be at least 1.6 mm across the entire breadth of the tyre.


– Vehicle registration plates

• Ensure that your license plates are securely fitted and are not damaged, cracked or discoloured.



Other useful checks…


– Outside checks

• Make sure there are no oil stains on the ground in the place where you normally park.

• The glasses of your vehicle must comply with the legislation.

• Doors and windows must open and close properly.

• There should be no sharp edges on the vehicle’s bodywork.

• Make sure that your windscreen wipers and wing mirrors are correctly attached to the vehicle.


– Inside checks

• Ensure that the locking/release mechanisms for all seatbelts are working properly and that no seatbelt is torn or damaged.

• Check that the car horn is operating correctly.

• Ensure that all seats are properly secured and in good condition.


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