Once your car has passed its MOT, you might think you’re set for another year of driving, but that’s not always the case.
An MOT is a visual inspection done at the time to confirm legally that it is safe to drive, but with mechanical systems this is not always the case and things may happen in between till your next inspection. At the point of an inspection the mechanic will give advisory notices about things which come up and will advise on anything which will need tending to over the next year. In some cases this can be done when a service is done. Some of these things can be, the spare tyre, reversing lights, wipers, heating or air conditioning.
By doing an MOT it raises issues which allow for it to be maintained properly, make if economical to use and is generally less likely to break down.
If you have a new car, the manufacturer as part of its warranty have a requirement to have regular service intervals as detailed in the owners manual and service record book. If you miss a service for whatever reason, it may invalidate your warranty so ensure that this is done.
In addition to this a properly kept service record is proven to keep a vehicles value for longer and is what buyers look for when you decide to sell your vehicle.