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How to make sure your car will run smoothly

Here at MotorServ UK, we offer full servicing and MOT of vehicles to ensure that they are safe and road worthy. We have used our extensive knowledge to compile 4 top tips on how to make sure that the car you’re buying is ready to hit the roads. Our priority is to keep our customers safe in their vehicles by providing excellent services and MOT in Birmingham.

When a car is used, well like you would have expect, it will have been put through its paces and may require some attention to get it running back on full form and keep you safe whilst driving. It is important to not only look at the cost when buying a car, but also all of its safety measures and service history to make sure it will be a reliable vehicle once purchased.  Follow these tips when checking to see if a used car is road worthy:

  1. Full Service History – This one is very important to make sure the previous owners have taken good care of the car. This documents provides all of the issues the car may have had in the past and what has been repaired. This will show you if the car has been reliable, or has a habit of needing fixes due to reoccurring issues. Here at Motorserv UK, we offer full servicing for many different model of cars, book in your vehicle here. 
  2. Recent MOT – Before purchasing a car, you want to make sure it has a recent MOT that is in date with a pass score. It is important to check for any failed MOTs and advisory notices to ensure that the car is safe to be on the road. If your MOT is coming up for renewal, then contact us today for MOT in Birmingham.
  3. Test Drive – When purchasing a car, you want to make sure it runs smoothly and you feel comfortable driving it. This is the best way to notice any small issues with the car such as a sticky brake pedal, or problems with internal controls. This way, if anything has been missed by the dealership, you don’t get caught out when the driving the car home – and then it’s too late!
  4. Check the clocking – Sometimes if something is too good to be true, it is! If the mileage of a car looks a lot lower than you would imagine, then check with the dealership the history of the car. It may be that the previous owner lived in a city area so wasn’t racking up the miles. It is possible however, that the car mileage may have been altered to change the price accordingly – this means you don’t get the car for it’s true value.

Making sure a car is ready for the roads can be tricky as there are so many boxes to tick. If you want your car checked by experts, then visit MotorServ UK today for Servicing and MOT in Birmingham – Drive home happy!