MOT Centres/garage are places in which a car can have an MOT to see whether it is roadworthy, by law you cannot drive your car, bike or vehicle on a public road or highway without a valid MOT test. Car, bike and vehicles must use an approved MOT test centre or garage, which will display an MOT test sign, The MOT test sign, is three white triangles on a blue background.
Car services are a integral part of maintaining and running a car, most car services are done every year, or depending on the make and model of the vehicle it can be after an allocated amount of miles covered. Some car manufacturers divide services up into major and minor services.
Car services are usually recorded in a car service book; this is then stamped with an official stamp, upon completion of the car service, by the car centre. A car that has a good service record can usually help the sale of a car to a third party. It can also increase the resale value of the vehicle.
Tyres are used to cover the rims of the vehicle and enable better vehicle performance. All cars use different tyres, certain cars also use different tyres on the front of the car and the back of the car.
Air pressure is very important. Not maintaining proper air pressure on a regular basis, is bad practice. For example overinflated, under-inflated, or mismatched to the other tyre on a set of duals, will cause the tyre to fail more readily and wear away unevenly.
Car insurance is needed by drivers of any motor vehicle on the road by law. Car insurance allows for financial protection against physical damage to either the vehicle or passengers, other road users and pedestrians.
In the UK there is a minimum level of insurance required by road users, which is called, ‘third party only insurance’. This insurance covers any liability to third parties, but does not cover any other risks.