Find a used car 'and then reduce its MOT costs'Feb 02 2011, 05:30 PM
There are plenty of ways to bring MOT costs down.
Motorists who find a used car but are trying to save the cash on its running costs have been advised on how to reduce the vehicle's MOT bill.
Lovemoney.com writer Rachel Wait has admitted that a car MOT "is one of those really annoying tasks in life", but is also a necessity for drivers.
However, it does not need to hit a person's purse or wallet too hard, with Ms Wait acknowledging that a few DIY chores can be covered by the owner themselves.
For example, they should look to see if all lights are in working condition, as well as making sure the tread depth is correct – 1.6 millimetres is the minimum limit – and topping up oil to its right amount.
Once this is done, motorists should also shop around for the best rate on MOT tests and possibly going to a government MOT test centre provided by a local council, as these could prove more trustworthy.
Meanwhile, Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at moneysupermarket.com, has told people to renew their car insurance without delay, as money could be saved by doing so.