Car owners across the country could be needlessly wasting time and money during their vehicle’s service if a technician finds multiple issues with the car.
Taking your MOT test before your service could potentially save you hundreds of pounds in labour costs.
New research by scrapcarcomparison.co.uk found that 75 per cent of the problems highlighted in a car service would typically be found in an MOT.
The annual MOT costs £54.85 which is significantly cheaper than the average national labour cost of £82 during a car service.
Drivers could be needlessly paying the price difference just to have duplicate issues.
An MOT test prior to your service will cover you for the likes of emissions, brakes, tyres, suspension, and steering and will also take into account the bodywork condition of a vehicle.
Lights and wipers are also other common parts checked during an MOT which are also checked during a service.
What this leaves is a service inspection for your car at a lower labour cost as they will check your oils, filters and spark plugs as all your other issues would be dealt with during the MOT.
By taking the MOT motorists could sae themselves on average an hours service.
A spokesperson for scrapcarcomparison.co.uk said: “Our research has found that many motorists are paying twice the cost for their cars being checked over.
“We found not many drivers think about it but it makes so much more sense requesting your MOT before a service is due.
“We found that 75% of the issues uncovered during a service would have been picked up upon by a MOT technician.
“Always book your service in just after your MOT. It could save an hour’s worth of labour cost from your service bill.”
A motorist which drives with an unroadworthy car could be fined £2,500.
Daily Express :: Cars Feed