A MECHANIC has revealed a “silly little” car mod which could see you fail your MOT.
Drivers are often at risk of being caught out by breaking the smallest of rules, and this one could cost you hundreds.
For many motorists, failures usually involve problems with the motor‘s suspensions, brakes or tyres – but there is something else that could cause issues.
One motors expert has branded an accessory the “stupidest way” to waste time and money on your car by failing.
Posting on the Eurofit Autocentres TikTok account, the mechanic was responding to a question from a customer.
He said: “The stupidest way is when you have things hanging from your rear view mirror.
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“Some people have a lot hanging from there and as you’re turning it can sway into your vision.”
The mechanic added that “silly little things” like this could see you fail your MOT.
Despite being harsh, it goes without saying you should remove the accessories to avoid the embarrassment.
As always, TikTokers were quick to comment on the video and weigh in with their opinions.
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One wrote: “Mine failed it because of that.”
A second said: “Why cant’t they just remove it in the test and pass it, seems very stupid to fail it for something like that.”
Another TikToker agreed, saying: “Surely you’d just take them off for the person if the car was gonna fail.”
While a fourth commented: “Thought you’d say that! Mine failed because of that.”
Another recounted: “My car failed on the air freshener, the tester then moved it and passed it straight after.”
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