At Havant MOT & Service Centre, we provide a free car health check for our customers, inspecting vital components and car parts to make sure that everything is in working order. If you have an MOT or car service coming up and you’re worried about whether it will pass the MOT test or the repairs will cost you a lot of money, then you’ve come to the right place! The safety of our customers is integral to the way that our business works. Therefore, we like to make sure our customers are happy with our services at our garage in Havant. This is why we go the extra mile for our customers. In other words, we provide free car health checks for our customers so that they can have a stress-free car experience all year round.
With today’s hectic lifestyle, we appreciate that not everyone has the time to check their vehicle as often as they would like to. A large number of breakdowns are due to problems which can be avoided. Here at Havant MOT & Service Centre, we offer all of our customers a complimentary car health check, which gives you peace of mind that any problems will be picked up.
Listed below are a sample of the more common items found during the visual car health check.
Tyre wear is quite normal and is based on mileage, driving style and the type of use of the vehicle. All new tyres will start with 8mm of tread. The legal minimum tread limit on a road tyre 1.6mm. Low tread levels can promote problems with vehicle control, for instance, extended braking distances and reduced water displacement. Tyres below the legal limit of 1.6mm tread depth are subject to a penalty of 3 points per tyre on your license and a fine. Tyres found to have 3 to 4mm of tread potentially may not last until your next service. It’s good to keep an eye on and check your car’s tyre tread regularly. Our Havant mechanics will report these to you as an advisory item and will book a date for you to return for a free inspection and report. This will prevent the tyre reaching the legal limit.
Over time, your brake pads can wear and will need changing. Brake pads found with 80% or more wear will be reported as a recommendation. This is because of the risk of reduced braking efficiency, steering pull and vibration. Also, this increases the possibility of damage to the brake discs. Brake pads found with approximately 60% to 80% wear will be reported as an advisory item on an MOT test. While they will not need replacing immediately, they may require replacing prior to your next service. Havant MOT & Service Centre, Havant will book a date to return for a free inspection and a further condition report. This will confirm the safety of the vehicle and prevent the potential for the pads causing more damage.
Brake discs will wear depending on use and mileage and they may also corrode or form a lip on the outer edges. This is normal, provided that the wear remains within limits specified by the vehicle manufacturers. Your brake disks are critical to your safety and can affect the efficiency of the braking system. In addition to this, excessively worn discs generate more heat which can promote premature issues with wheel bearings and ball joints. Brake discs showing signs of wear or that are starting to become lipped will be reported as an advisory item on an MOT test. If your brake pads are above the manufacturer’s recommended thickness, we will book a date to bring your vehicle back to our Havant garage for a free inspection and a condition report.
Did you know that 25% of all accidents are caused by defective vision, often caused by poor lighting? That’s why it’s essential you regularly check your lighting and have new bulbs fitted when required. This includes areas like the position of lights, dipped or full beam, fog lights, reversing and braking lights, hazard lights, indicators and registration plate lights. When you purchase your bulbs from Havant MOT & Service Centre, Havant we will fit them free of charge. This ensures your lights are in perfect working condition because your safety is our priority.
If you’re worried about your car or if you think there might be something wrong with it, book online for a free visual inspection and car health check today. Havant MOT & Service Centre provide car servicing, MOT testing, repairs and diagnostics in Havant at affordable prices. We go the extra mile for our customers, which is why we provide free health checks.