Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road
Wipers and washers
The inspector will pay close attention to the operation
position and function of your wind screen wipers and washers.
Washers will be required to work in order to pass the mot
test. Even running out of water in your screen wash bottle is
enough to cause an MOT failure.
Wiper blades must be in good condition and be of the correct
size for the vehicle they are fitted to. They must provide the
correct range of wipe to allow the driver to have an un-obscured
view of the road ahead.
- Torn wiper blades:
result in an MOT failure. This can be diagnosed by visually
checking the condition of the blades. If any tears are
discovered it will make sense to replace them before
submitting your vehicle for it's MOT.
- Blocked washer jets: Are grounds for an
MOT failure Common reasons for blockages are washer bottle
contamination and wax blockages. In most cases the jet can
be cleared using a sewing needle. Take care when doing this
to avoid injury.
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