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Welcome to the MOT Industry Blogs Section

The MOT Blogs section contains opinion and comment from MOT lrading Industry figures and experts. They are free to express their opinions, raise issues of interest to the MOT industry and the car – or motorcycle – owning public alike.

To view the bloggers' profile click on their names on the drop-down menu on the MOT Blogs tab.

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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:30

MOT price cutting and fee discounting

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MOT Fee discouting is still widespread in the MOT industry today
We recently received this letter from a reader of the magazine – unfortunately too late for publication in…
Sunday, 23 November 2014 15:28

Stolen Vehicle Report

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Stolen Vehicle Report
I thought it would be good to follow up on the vehicle security, since there has been quite…
Friday, 11 October 2013 13:45

Diesel Particulate Filter Removal, and the MOT

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Diesel particulate filters – and the MOT In late September, a labour Peer in the House of Lords,…
Friday, 05 July 2013 09:56

Brake Imbalance Debacle?

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The new regulations relating to brake imbalance are likely to cause confusion among Testers and dismay to the motorist.
As Testers know, Special Notice 3 0 2013 took effect on 26th June this year. It mandated a…
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 17:33

EU want MOT and repairs separated…

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Changing the MOT to Testing only – no repairs – would suit large conglomerates such as Germany's Dekra Tüf
Last summer the EU Commission, just a year after their last load of MOT revisions issued a proposed…
Monday, 07 January 2013 14:24

MOT Training 'Word Games'

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Regular training 'Keeps VOSA away'
Guess what currently appears to be an 'heinous' word in the motor trade vocabulary ********?It is a little…
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:21

Key Security Systems

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A transponder used on the Ford PATS system.
Transponders have been around for some time on vehicles, in 1994 Ford Motor company started to fit transponders…
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:00

MOT Fee Discounting

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MOT Fee Discounting
Over last Saturday’s leisurely breakfast, I was reading the motoring section of the Weekend Telegraph and was intrigued…
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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…
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 22:08

Repair vs remanufacture – what’s the difference?

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‘Remanufacturing’ is bringing a product back to its original OE specification through a combination of genuine spares, approved test equipment, properly trained personnel and appropriate software.
Do you know the distinction between a repaired part and a remanufactured part? Is reconditioned any better than…
Thursday, 16 August 2012 15:43

Born-again bikers

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Many older bikers are returning after raising families.
About 15 years ago the police identified an increasing risk on the roads from affluent middle-aged men attempting…
Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:58

"No profit" in the MOT

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The government maintains that the price garages charge for the MOT covers only their direct costs.
As we reported when the formal consultation for exempting classic vehicles from MOT Testing was published, the Government…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:00

A 'service' and an MOT – is there a difference?

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A brake disc which may easily pass an MOT inspection may well be considered past its useful life during a service.
Theoretically vehicle servicing should ensure the vehicle is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers' recommendations. But it's not…

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