Pass the MoT test!

How to check & prepare your car for the annual MoT test

This book investigates the reality of preparing your car for the annual MoT test, assisted by 100 clear colour photographs. The author carries out the work in his own workshop, outlining common problems and how to address them. Aimed at the do-it-yourself enthusiast, whether beginner or more experienced, it is an indispensable guide to getting your car through the test first time.


This book takes the car owner step-by-step through every stage of the MoT test, with clear details on what the tester is looking for, and how to check components for wear and tear yourself. Including tips and advice on the best way to rectify any faults that are found, it helps avoid the expense and inconvenience of a needless MoT failure. It combines simple concise text with clear colour photographs to illustrate essential points. It also includes details on how to choose a suitable MoT station, the paperwork involved, and even how to appeal if things don't go to plan. The information is laid out so it can be used by beginner or more experienced owner alike.


  • All the techniques shown are carried out by the author
  • Covers areas not found in traditional workshop manuals
  • Step by step guidance covering each part of the test
  • Clear, concise text
  • 100 full colour photographs
  • Advice on what to leave to the professionals
  • Covers the paperwork involved
  • Advice on whether to repair or replace components
  • Suitable for for beginners and experienced owners alike
  • Pass the MOT first time

About the author

Mark Paxton has repaired and restored vehicles for over 25 years, and has submitted countless numbers of cars, minibuses and trucks for their annual test during his time running a busy garage. A swap from using a spanner to a pen has seen him write extensively in car magazines and six previous books. He still maintains close contact with the motor trade today.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845845-44-5 • eV number: eV4544 • Published: November 2013 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £7.49 / $11.99 / €9.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4474 • Paperback • 21x14.8cm • £9.99 • 80 pages • 99 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845844-74-5 • UPC: 6-36847-04474-9. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

Pass the MoT test!

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