Keeping your vehicle roadworthy is an important part of vehicle ownership and contributes to both the value and safety of your car. Why is it so important? Some insurers demand that vehicles of a certain age – typically seven years or older, are required to provide evidence of their roadworthiness when offering a policy. Some insurers will recommend a garage to go to, other insurers will provide this service themselves.
By following these important tips, it can help maximise the chances of your vehicle passing inspection and being deemed roadworthy when it comes to sale or car insurance purchase/renewal time!
Tyres – Check the tyre tread depth on all four of your tyres to make sure they are not too worn. One way this can be done is by running your hands over the surface of your tires to ensure they are all wearing evenly. The tyre tread is what connects your car to the road and basically what provides your vehicle with its traction. If your tyre treads are too worn then water cannot escape from between the road and your tyre and you would be likely to aquaplane – and that’s not a good thing. Aquaplaning leaves your steering and brakes unresponsive in a similar way to driving on ice, thus its a common cause of accidents in tropical regions. Your best move here is to take your vehicle to a tyre shop and have an expert assist you right away.
Brakes – It goes without saying that the importance of functioning brakes doesn’t need too much explaining. Just make sure yours work sufficiently well!
Lights – Ensure all of the lights on your vehicle are functioning, including the light above the number plate as this is often overlooked. The brake lights are extremely important in helping to prevent accidents and if they need to be replaced, do not delay in doing so. Have a family member operate your lights, high and low beams and also indicators, to confirm if any of the bulbs are not working and need to be replaced. This can play a key factor in helping to determine how roadworthy your vehicle is. Bulbs are usually not too expensive but can be a little tricky to fit, it may therefore be best to seek some expert assistance.
Mirrors – Check all your mirrors to determine whether any are cracked or missing, that they can be replaced before your vehicle is inspected. As simple as a crack in a mirror may seem, these issues can cause your car to fail inspection. Mirror glass doesn’t have to be expensive as it can be simply replaced by a mirror and glass specialist, rather than a garage.
Seat-belts – Lastly, these may often be overlooked as a part of pre-inspection check, but it is extremely important to ensure your seat belts are functioning correctly. Not only will it help to pass the inspection it can help to save you and your passengers lives!
Once your vehicle has passed inspection, you still need to have valid insurance. Be kind to yourself and reward your roadworthy vehicle with a FREE insurance quote today at BestQuoteBB.com, or call +1(246)537-0140.