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MOT Windscreen Repair

The MOT test covers the condition of the windscreen plus that of the windscreen wipers and washers.

The MOT test covers the condition of the windscreen plus that of the windscreen wipers and washers it is important that these are perfect.

You car may fail its MOT if:

  • The washers do not provide enough liquid to clear the windscreen in conjunction with the windscreen wipers
  • The windscreen wiper blades are missing, insecure or in a poor condition which may cause smearing of clear the windscreen efficiently
  • The windscreen itself is chipped or cracked. The maximum damage size is 10mm in the drivers’ line of vision (a vertical strip 290mm wide centred on the steering wheel), 40mm elsewhere in the rest of the area which the windscreen wipers sweep across.

Even a small windscreen chip within a driver's line of vision could cause a windscreen to fail an MOT test, if you are in any doubt please contact the team at Autoglazing on 0800 18-11-12 the windscreen in most modern cars in an integral part of the vehicle and MUST be kept in good order and comply with government guidelines for safety.

MOT Windscreen repairs

As a small windscreen chip could cause windscreens to crack or lead to cars failing the MOT test, Autoglazing Windscreens are highly respected, and have fully trained technicians to assist with your repair. It is vitally important to repair windscreens to an acceptable standard before your MOT assessment.

Autoglazing can efficiently repair chipped windscreens to British standard BS AU242a:1998, making the repair with the surrounding glass almost invisible.

However, not all windscreen chips can be repaired - even by our expert team. Cracked windscreens or badly chipped windscreens will need to be replaced before an MOT inspection occurs please contact our UK wide call centre 0800 18-11-12

Penalties for driving without a valid MOT

Driving without an MOT carries the risk that you will be fined up to £1,000, as well as potentially invalidating your motor insurance - itself considered a driving offence that will get you between six and eight penalty points.

You also need a valid MOT before you can tax your car if it is older than 3 years and you can be fined for driving an untaxed one.

So, you need a valid MOT to be able to drive your vehicle on the road (unless you are driving it to an MOT test centre for a pre-arranged test).

When to have an MOT test

Once your vehicle is three years old it has to have an MOT test every year (certain vehicles such as taxis and ambulances have to be tested when they are one year old and vehicles registered prior to 01 January 1960 are exempt).

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