Underside Inspection
From Practical Motorist, May 26 1934

Since November 2012 pre-1960 historic vehicles have been exempt from the MoT test (UK), a compulsory, annual, check on roadworthiness for all vehicles 3 years old and more.  The Dept for Transport exemption was based on the assumption, and trust, that historic vehicles are often very well maintained by their owners and have a much lower accident, and MoT failure, rate than newer vehicles.  Owners do have the option to take their car for a voluntary test.

An essential part of checking for roadworthiness is a proper inspection of the underside; this artilce may help you do so.


Underside Inspect 

Please note: The technical advice and information given in this article is that of the original author and the publication cited.  The Cornwall Austin Seven Club, its officers and members do not necessarily endorse the advice given in this article, and do not accept any liability for loss, damage or injury from persons acting upon that advice.  Anyone following the advice given in any of these articles, shall be deemed to have accepted this statement.

Our technical members are only able to answer questions relating to the Austin Seven (1922-1939) and may not be able to answer any questions arising from this article as they may have developed their own method of undertaking the work.


See also:

Austin Seven Check-up (DIY MoT)