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Get your Vehicle Safety Inspection FREE (for NHS/Carers)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced a 6-month MOT extension for MOTs due after March 30th 2020. However, cars must be kept safe and roadworthy, or fines and penalties could be imposed. These extensions are due to end on August 1st, so if your MOT is due on or after August 1st, make sure you book your MOT with plenty of time.

How do you know whether your car is safe and roadworthy?

There are some simple checks that you can carry out yourself, such as:

  • Engine Oil
  • Lights
  • Washer Fluid
  • Tyre Tread Depth
  • Windscreen, Windows & Mirrors
  • Windscreen Wipers
  • Seats & Seatbelts
  • Number Plate
  • Horn

The below video demonstrates how to perform these checks.

There are some checks which you cannot perform yourself such as the brake condition, suspension and battery. You would need to take your car to a garage, where they have specialist ramps, to get these items checked. If you are unsure about the condition of any of these, we recommend booking a safety check, which is offered FREE for NHS and Carers, when booked online.

What is included in BookMyGarage’s Vehicle Safety Inspection?

General Checks
Check operation of external lights
Check operation of instrument warning lamps
Check horn
Internal / Vision
Check operation and condition of windscreen wipers and washers
Top up windscreen washer reservoir
Check coolant level and top up
Check Battery Condition
Check oil level
Brakes & Tyres
Top up brake fluid if required
Visual check of brake pads for wear & report
Check tyre pressures & adjust
Check tyre condition and tyre depths & report
Steering and Suspension - Under car inspection
Check steering components where visible for wear and failure
Check suspension for wear, damage and failure where visible
Exhaust - Under car inspection
Visually check and advise on condition of exhaust

How much does a Vehicle Safety Inspection cost?

Our garages are offering this FREE for NHS staff and Carers. We want to help to keep vital workers safe on the roads at this critical time. To be eligible for this offer, you must show your staff card or ID when you arrive at the garage.

The rest of the country is staying at home but many still need to use their car to get to the shops for essential items. For non-NHS & carers, the safety check price is dependent on the garage rates, but most charge £19.99. Discounts may be applied when booked with a service.

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