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MOT News

  • DVSA to publicise withdrawal of authority to MOT Test
      Withdrawal of authority to do MOT Testing The Agency responsible for controlling and monitoring the activities of MOT Testing Stations and their MOT Testers, the Driver and Vehicle Services…
  • “Motorists can prevent diesel filter trap problems” – Cataclean
    Liverpool based engine care company Cataclean Global Ltd says motorists can help prevent costly and unnecessary problems with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF – see factfile) by using its low cost,…
  • VOSA is no more – all hail the DVSA!
      Since the Driving Standards Agency, the DSA, has now merged with the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA), effective from April 2014, a name change was inevitable. The combined…
  • Diesel particulate filters to be checked for MOT
    In a move designed to ensure that Britain is compliant with EU law, the Department for Transport announced this week that from February next year (2014), MOT Testers will have…
  • MOT Fee frozen until 2015
    Despite being in extended consultation with members of the MOT Trade Forum regarding a review of the MOT fee for 2014 – suddenly 'out of the blue', a surprise announcement…

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…