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The UK MOT Testing industry website

The MOT for Car drivers

If you're looking for information about the UK MOT Test, you'll find it in here. A selection of links is provided below, but there's too much to list all of the content – explore the whole website by hovering on the tabs at the top of the page and selecting from the content which drops down.

Motorists will find a complete list of MOT Test checks here, MOT News here, the MOT Forum, where car owners can actually ask MOT Testers about the MOT Test here, and much more, including the motorcycle MOT, MOT FAQs and more detailed information about aspects of items inspected during the MOT, including links to the actual MOT Testing manuals used by MOT Testers. You can even search for your nearest MOT Testing Station here.

Hover over the 'MOT Guide' menu to see a full list of content headings.

 

MOT Trade News, Information and Services

If you're in the MOT business, there's lots of information to be found under the MOT Trade tab or on the MOT Trade page. DVSA and trade news, Training information, NTTA sample questions, an MOT Tester's Quiz, and of course, much more.

There's also an Equipment buy and sellsection, read our MOT magazines online (sample only, or view whole magazine online by subscribing), or read MOT Workshop online FREE, subscribe and renew subscriptionto our magazines, and a list of MOT equipment trade suppliers.

Select items from any of the drop-down tab menus at the top of this page, or select articles from any of the menus on this page to read about the MOT.

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MOT News

MOT Blogs

  • Diesel Particulate Filter Removal, and the MOT
    Diesel particulate filters – and the MOT In late September, a labour Peer in the House of Lords, Lord Berkeley, asked the Government what on the face of it was a simple question: "what steps…
  • Brake Imbalance Debacle?
    As Testers know, Special Notice 3 0 2013 took effect on 26th June this year. It mandated a new way of measuring and recording brake imbalance by using either ‘lock-up’ or ‘slippage’ readings. There is,…
  • EU want MOT and repairs separated…
    Last summer the EU Commission, just a year after their last load of MOT revisions issued a proposed new ‘Regulation’ about MOT Testing. Within their proposals were some good ideas –  getting cars off the…
  • MOT Training 'Word Games'
    Guess what currently appears to be an 'heinous' word in the motor trade vocabulary ********?It is a little word which often can be used to avoid a lot of "heartache", particularly in the MOT testing…
  • Key Security Systems
    Transponders have been around for some time on vehicles, in 1994 Ford Motor company started to fit transponders to Fiestas, Transits, Mondeos and other models. The system was called PATS (Passive Anti Theft System). This…
  • MOT Fee Discounting
    Over last Saturday’s leisurely breakfast, I was reading the motoring section of the Weekend Telegraph and was intrigued by a column’s headline ‘STEERING YOU THROUGH THE TRIALS OF THE MOT’. As others before him, the…
  • MOT Test Lanes, Equipment and the possibility of becoming a VTS
    MOT test lanes come in various shapes and sizes, which all change according to the dimensions of the garage and the class of vehicle/s the Vehicle Testing Station (VTS) intends to test. The Vehicle and…
  • Repair vs remanufacture – what’s the difference?
    Do you know the distinction between a repaired part and a remanufactured part? Is reconditioned any better than refurbished? At every level throughout the aftermarket there seems to be confusion about the options available when…