Suspension & Shock Absorbers

A vehicle’s suspension system is the second most likely area to cause a vehicle to fail its MOT after lighting and signalling, causing 12% of Class 4 MOT failures in 2014/15.

To test your shock absorbers are working well, press down firmly on the front of your car to see if it smoothly returns to its standing position. If it bounces or returns too quickly your shock absorbers could be weakened.
Please refer to the below government link:
Source :    https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/tsgb09-vehicles#table-tsgb0909

Physical brake checks

There are two main areas that your brakes are checked on during its MOT: the first assesses the physical brake components themselves to see whether they are in a good and safe condition for everyday use. These checks include the brake pedal itself to assess whether its secure and fit for purpose, and it’s worth remembering that the rubber pad on the pedal is also checked; if the rubber is worn, loose or not there at all it can be cause for MOT failure.

External components checked for excessive wear include but are not limited to: the brake servo unit, brake master cylinder, brake pipes and mechanical braking components. If there are any leaks coming from these areas it is recommended that you have your car inspected immediately.

Stopping distance checks

The second part of the test places your car on a Rolling Road Brake Test to assess your car’s braking ability by checking the stopping distance to see if it conforms with legal requirements.