MOT
MOT REMINDER
MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION MOTORISTS FORGET TO DO SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO DO – TAKE THEIR CAR FOR ITS ANNUAL MOT.

Now motorists can use a new free MOT reminder function at www.passmymot.com that sends a reminder before the next test is due. Suzuki dealers will perform a free 10-point pre-MOT visual inspection to help the vehicle avoid failing due to simple-to-fix issues.

1. All MOT and service work carried out is performed by Suzuki-trained technicians so customers can be sure that the warranty will be maintained.
2. Before any work is carried out the Dealer will notify the customer following an inspection of the vehicle, providing upfront guidance and complete transparency on cost. Customers can be sure of receiving good service, backed by Trading Standards Institute.
3. Customers can be sure of the best reliability and durability for their vehicles through the use of Suzuki Genuine parts and vehicle software upgrades.
4. Customer feedback and ratings are generated by the industry's 'Service and Repair Code' operated by Trading Standards Institute-backed body Motor Codes, which also operates a free customer advice line.
Supporting data from existing consumer research:

79% believe technician training has the greatest influence on maximising the safe running of a vehicle.
67% of motorists rated ‘ability to correctly identify faults’ as one of the most important factors affecting quality of work.
71% believe franchised dealerships are more likely to offer ‘value added services’ (courtesy car, car collection / delivery, valet, software upgrades, safety checks).
Is the MOT reminder something you have to have?

Go to www.passmymot.co.uk and set-up a free MOT reminder.

Book your MOT at your nearest Suzuki Dealer to ensure any required rectification work is carried out to the highest standards.

Visit your nearest Suzuki Dealer to receive your free 10-point pre-MOT check.

Help drive even higher standards by providing feedback on the levels of service you receive, through the independent Motor Codes body.
A 'MINUTE OR TWO' TO PASS YOUR MOT
Over 1.5 million cars fail their MOT each year because of the smallest of reasons. So by giving your car the once over before you take it in to your Dealer, and pointing out any potential issues when you get there, you stand a much better chance of your car passing first time. Just follow this 10-step guide to the quick-and-easy checks you can make to ensure things run as smoothly as possible. Of course, if you need any extra assistance, your Dealer will be happy to help.

The ‘Minute Or Two’ checklist

1. Headlights and indicators
Check that all of your car’s lights function properly – headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.

2. Brake lights
Press the brake pedal and ask a friend to check that the rear brake lights come on – including any supplementary brake strip light. Alternatively, carefully reverse up to a reflective surface (window, wall or garage door) and look behind to see for yourself.

3 .Number plate
Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible – even a quick wipe with a cloth can make a difference. The font and spacing of letters must also comply with legal requirements to be passed by the MOT station.

4. Wheels and tyres
Check that wheels and tyres are undamaged. The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT ‘fail’ (though it’s recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). If you’re in doubt about how much tread is left on a tyre, your local manufacturer main dealer can check for you. The dealer can also advise on the type of tyre that is right for your car if a replacement is required.

5. Seats and seatbelts
The driver's seat should adjust forwards and backwards and all seatbelts should be in good, working order. Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt's full length for damage. Tug sharply on all seatbelts to check that they react as they’re supposed to if you have to brake severely.

6. Windscreen
Check the view out of the front of the car for damage – any damage larger than 40mm will cause a ‘fail’, as will any damage wider than 10mm in the ‘swept’ area of the windscreen in front of the driver.

7. Windscreen wipers
Make sure your wipers are able to keep your windscreen clean – any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT fail.

8. Screenwash
Top up the washer bottle before taking the car in for a test – something as simple as an empty container can cause an MOT fail.

9. Horn
Give a short blast of the horn – if it doesn’t work, your dealer will need to repair or replace it.

10 .Fuel and engine oil
Make sure your car is filled with enough fuel and engine oil – you can be turned away from the MOT without suitable levels of either, both of which are required by the dealership when running the car to test its emissions levels. If you are unsure about the type of oil that should be used, ask your manufacturer main dealer.


Note: When checking fluid levels and handling parts that could be become hot to the touch (eg bulbs), it is safest to ensure that the vehicle has had an opportunity to cool down fully.