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You probably already know about the MOT, Britain’s annual test of vehicle safety, road-worthiness and emissions. The MOT is a legal requirement in Great Britain, so it pays to understand the ins and outs of it.
We know, however, that everyone has to take a first MOT at some point. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on everything you need to bear in mind when taking your vehicle in for its annual check-up.
One of the most commonly replaced car parts is the door (or internal parts of the door). Because they’re relatively detachable, it can be much easier to replace a damaged door than something like an engine. However, there are still certain things that you need to bear in mind when shopping for a second-hand car door. Here are some of the major considerations:
OEM (in all car part purchases) stands for original equipment manufacturer. It simply means that the door was manufactured by exactly the same company as built your car. If you’re buying a Ford Escort, for instance, the door will have been manufactured by Ford and will be completely compatible with your car. The alternative to this is an aftermarket door.
Engines are literally the heart of any vehicle: if something goes wrong with the engine, your car won’t be going anywhere until it’s fixed! Engines – like most car parts – can be purchased second-hand, but as with all pre-owned parts, it’s important to keep an eye out for certain things. This is our guide to what you need to know.
Each engine comes with an individual cylinder arrangement, into which there are a number of different parts. You’ll find that these parts can often be purchased individually as well, which is ideal if the rest of the engine is actually fine.
As of October 1st, the good old fashioned car tax disc – first introduced way back in 1921 – has been officially retired. It is no longer a legal requirement to have the disc displayed. Today, we’re going to go through the changes and take a look at the changes you’ll need to make.
Car tax discs are no longer to be issued, and it is no longer a legal obligation to display one in your front window. This will be the case with both vehicles that have been exempt from the charge and those that have not (previously, even cars exempt from the charges had to display the disc.
Every year in Britain, around two million cars are scrapped. It might be that you’ve decided that scrapping your own car is the best financial option. If that’s the case, then keep reading: this is our complete guide on everything you need to know about the scrapping process.
Car scrapping is relatively simple. However, as with all things vehicle related, there is some paperwork involved.
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