How is Suspension Checked during MOT

The suspension system of a vehicle is checked during an MOT to ensure that it meets the required standards of safety and roadworthiness. The following are some of the checks that are carried out to assess the condition of a vehicle’s suspension during an MOT:

  1. Shock absorbers: The shock absorbers are checked for leaks, corrosion, and damage. The technician will also check if they are providing sufficient resistance to maintain vehicle stability.
  2. Suspension springs: The suspension springs are checked for wear, corrosion, and damage. If any of these issues are present, the spring may need to be replaced.
  3. Suspension arms and linkages: The suspension arms and linkages are checked for wear and damage, as well as any loose or missing bolts.
  4. Steering linkage: The steering linkage is checked for excessive wear and any loose or missing bolts.
  5. Wheel bearings: The wheel bearings are checked for play or roughness, as well as any play.
  6. Tyre condition: The condition of the tyres is checked, including the tread depth, cuts, bulges, and other signs of damage or wear.
  7. Steering and Suspension: The steering and suspension ball joins are checked for any play or damage to the ball joint dust covers.

These checks are carried out by a trained and certified MOT tester using a torch to ensure accuracy and consistency. If any issues are found, the vehicle may fail the MOT and require repairs before it can be deemed roadworthy.

Our expert technicians here at Hockey Group automotive at Certified MOT Testers and would be happy to carry out your MOT. Contact us onĀ or 01873 840170

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