MOT Wiper Blades: Are You Ready to Pass?

Anyone who has ever owned a car will be familiar with the dread of dropping your vehicle off for an MOT and then waiting for ‘the call’ to hear whether it has passed or failed. While most of us probably fear major engine or bodywork issues as failure points, something as simple as your wiper blades can also cause the entire vehicle to fail the MOT test. In this blog, we’re looking at what you can do to avoid failing such a big test on such a small issue, and how WipeWave can help.

The Critical Role of Wiper Blades at MOTs

The MOT (Ministry of Transport) test, a mandatory annual examination for all vehicles over three years old in the UK, is designed to assess a vehicle’s safety, roadworthiness and exhaust emissions. A myriad of tests, big and small, are carried out as and one of these is checking the condition and functionality of your windscreen wipers.

While on the surface this may seem like one of the least important things to check, being able to clear the windscreen at all times and have a clear view of the road in all driving conditions is a major part of road safety. Interestingly, this only includes your front screen wiper blades and not your rear screen blade, though obviously, it’s always best to keep all of your wipers in good order.

Pre-MOT Wiper Blade Checks and Choosing the Right Replacements

When you’re nearing your next MOT, it’s a good idea to give your windscreen wipers a thorough check – you can even dirty your windscreen and fully test them. As the driver of the car, you’ll likely already be aware if the blades are no longer cleaning the screen as well as they once did, and whether they’re leaving streaks or squeaking a lot. If they need replacing, your first thought might be to have your mechanic do the work, but it’s easier – and cheaper – to change them yourself.

There are lots of different windscreen wiper designs, lengths and attachments as the car industry hasn’t seen fit to standardise them. Each manufacturer tends to have their own way of doing things. But WipeWave makes it easy to find the right wiper blades for your car with our user-friendly search tool. All you need to do is enter your vehicle’s registration number to find the perfect, MOT-worthy match for your vehicle from our extensive range of high-quality wiper blades.

Be Wiper Blade MOT-Ready with WipeWave

Don’t let worn wiper blades be the reason you fail your MOT. With WipeWave, finding and installing the right blades is simple. Our easy-to-use search tool and the step-by-step installation guides we provide with each set mean you’re just a few clicks away from ensuring your vehicle meets MOT standards for windscreen visibility.

Head to the shop to quickly find the perfect fit for your car, and benefit from our free, speedy delivery. For assistance, contact our expert team and let WipeWave help you clear the way to a successful MOT.

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