Vehicle / MOT Horrors (Gallery)

Some of the ‘Vehicle Horrors’ we see both on MOT Tests, Servicing & other Vehicle Checks.

Split Tyre

Tyre split to chords on inner sidewall.

Split Tyre

Tyre split on inner sidewall.

Split Tyre

Tyre split on inner sidewall.

Split Tyre

Large split on inner edge of tyre, exposing structural chords of the tyre. 

A dangerous MOT failure.

Blow Out

Multiple splits in sidewall of tyre.

Heavy Wear & Blow Out

Tyre worn to structural chords. MOT Failure!

An example of why re-moulded tyres (which are illegal) are not a good idea!

Although a re-mould may add life to the tread it doesn’t add life to the sidewalls of the tyre, making them weaker and more likely to blow out.

Heavily Worn Timing Telt / Cam-Belt



Brake Pipes Cable Tied Together

*Not by us we should mention

The condition of this vehicle found whilst carrying out a repair.

Corroded Wishbone

Corroded Chassis Leg

Corroded Brake Disc

Sheered Driveshaft Pulley

Driveshaft pulley brocken in several places.

Blocked Pipes

The Cable Tie Strikes Back

*Again, not by us.

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