With the recent major changes to the MOT test which came into effect on 20th May, it’s now harder for cars, vans, motorbikes and other light passenger vehicles to be deemed roadworthy. As well as additional items not previously serviced before, there are now stricter limits for emissions from diesel cars, and changes to the way that defects are categorized.

To increase your motor’s chances of getting that all-important ‘Pass’ at your next MOT, it’s now even more important to know the basics of car maintenance and not ignore any warning signals between annual servicing. Failing to deal with these initial warnings promptly could end up being an expensive or illegal mistake, invalidating your breakdown cover or insurance. Incredibly, a recent poll found that 63% of millennials have never tried to fix, repair or modify a car they have bought.

Thankfully, Sainsbury’s Bank has created a set of comprehensive guides to keep your motor in top shape, with useful information on servicing your car to make sure you don’t miss a thing. From basic car maintenance, what to look out for with electric cars, and knowing what to do in the unfortunate event of a breakdown, their guide covers it all. They’ve also put together a number of other great visuals, including guides to buying a new car and on buying a used car.

Sainsbury’s Bank Visual Guide to Car Maintenance