With 60 percent of MOTs taking place in the second half of the year, it’s time to start thinking about essential products to stock up on to see you through the MOT season.

Car check

Brexit and COVID-19 have seen big pressures being put on the supply chain, leading to more and more shortages. At PartsinMotion.co.uk we’ve continued to support garages and service centres over the last 18 months to ensure we can offer the widest availability of stock from a large variety of leading brands.

Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common MOT failures and the parts you should consider stocking up on to help you over the MOT rush.


Lighting and signalling are essential safety features – and common failures when it comes to an MOT. These key areas should be checked and replaced if required, especially as winter approaches and the nights become darker.

Checking all of a vehicle’s lights thoroughly is a fast and simple exercise and should be applied to every vehicle going through the workshop for servicing. Bulbs should be replaced in pairs to avoid an unbalanced or unpredictable headlight beam.

At PartsinMotion.co.uk our lighting range includes NAPA, OSRAM and Bosch.


Modern vehicle technology has evolved to offer more benefits to drivers such as heated seats, start/stop systems, sat nav system and central locking. This in turn puts more and more pressure on a vehicle’s battery.

Add to this a decrease in vehicle usage due to lockdown and more home working, and batteries can be prevented from starting when required. If a battery is not correctly recharged and maintained, then its life can be shortened, and a replacement is needed.

We stock a variety of popular battery brands to choose from such as Varta and Bosch.


Potholed and uneven roads give a vehicle’s suspension a serious workout. As winter approaches it brings with it more rain and colder temperatures, which in turn leads to more potholes.

Failure in suspension is also common in MOTs, so another essential product category for technicians to focus on when it comes to stocking up.

PartsinMotion.co.uk offer leading steering and suspension brands including First Line, Febi and KYB.


Brakes are key for the safety of drivers and other road users. Over time they will become worn due to frequency and style of driving, as well as the driving environment.

As another common MOT failure category, stocking up on braking products from brands, such as Borg & Beck, Bosch, Febi and Blueprint, would be useful for garages and service centres.

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