The MOT test rules changed in 2018 which altered how faults are calculated. A set of new categories were introduced which are used to more accurately distinguish the severity of a fault or issue with a car. These were Minor, Major and Dangerous which were added to the advisory notices already established. Now, new data has stated that around a quarter of cars leaving with MOT advisories which could pose a danger
Nearly one in six drivers who pass their MOT leaving the forecourt with advice from engineers to have them fixed soon, The most common MOT advisory is tyres and brakes Advisories won’t see you fail the MOT test but it will need to be addressed at the earliest convenience as they can transform into something dangerous.
For example, a tyre advisory could be because the tread is nearing the 1.6mm minimum depth, or the tyres may have cracking due to the tyres age, or a brake advisory could be because the brakes are nearing the wear limit, or showing signs of deterioration– potentially posing a safety risk to you and your passengers.Despite poor tyre maintenance and faulty brakes being the top two most common reasons for vehicle accidents in Britain, they are the most common advisory for cars that pass their MOTs.Some research even suggests that as much as half of British drivers even ignore warnings of a faulty car part until payday.