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This section contains free to view online content of the MOT Workshop Magazine.

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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:17

MOT Workshop – MOT Advisory Notes

MOT Workshop – MOT Advisory Notes
 Advisory notes accompanying MOT Certificate – pass or fail – have been used now for decades. They are potentially helpful to motorists to provide a broader picture of the condition…
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:33

MOT Workshop 52 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop 52 – New Products and Services
• Workshop Plus launches new models in the SmartBox Portable Car Jump Starter range• Boston announce £3,000 discounts to flood damaged MOT stations• Useful extra long ratchet drivers from Laser…
MOT Workshop 51 – New Products and Services
• Fewer MOTs, more road deaths• BorgWarner supplies turbocharging technology to Volkswagen• Tool for suspension struts• New DPF cleaner• Glue-pulling dent removal kit• Tyre pressure guage• Slimline inspection wand lamp…
Monday, 10 August 2015 09:01

MOT Workshop 51 – Installing an ATL

MOT Workshop 51 – Installing an ATL
Fitting a new ATL or OPTL As everybody knows, business was difficult after the banking crisis of 2008/09 – although whether it was the banking problem, the Government’s ‘scrappage’ scheme,…
MOT Workshop 50 – New Products and Services
• Web-based MOTs• Aluminium head hammers & dollies set for alloy panel repairs• IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards Nominations Open • Feather Diesel highlight why mechanical testing is essential too• Charters Peugeot…
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:06

MOT Workshop 50 – MOT Technology

MOT Workshop 50 – MOT Technology
With modern technology moving ahead faster than you can blink, even the very latest British MOT equipment is now ‘behind the times’. Here we put ‘MOT technology’ under the spotlight.…
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:25

MOT Workshop 49 – The MOT Fee

MOT Workshop 49 – The MOT Fee
The MOT fee and discounting Widespread MOT Fee discounting has been cited by the government as one of the reasons that an MOT fee increase, or even a fixed MOT…
MOT Workshop 49 – News, New Products and Services
• TRW expands electronics business to meet growing demand for automated vehicles• Aluminium head hammers & dollies set for alloy panel repairs• Web-based MOT system – are you ready? •…
MOT Workshop 48 – News, New Products and Services
• New coil spring compressor from Laser Tools• Tool Light – Shining light into the smallest of areas• A new brake tester and gas analyser in one unit!• MOT Testing…
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 15:09

MOT Workshop 48 – MOT Technology

MOT Workshop 48 – MOT Technology
Spotlight on… MOT Technology In Italy the equipment is fully modernised and computerised, and links in directly to the Government’s MOT computer – yet isn’t yet even planned for in…
Sunday, 17 August 2014 18:32

MOT Workshop 47 – MOT Training

MOT Workshop 47 – MOT Training
Spotlight On MOT Training Jim Punter looks closely into training to become an MOT Tester.This article originally appeared in MOT Testing Magazine. References to VOSA now apply to DVSA. Training…
MOT Workshop 47 News, New Products and Services
• IMI looks to build on apprenticeship growth in the automotive sector• Tyre fitters – protect your hearing with the Silent Tyre Deflator from Laser Tools• Trade Approved customer guarantee! •…
MOT Workshop 46 News, New Products and Services
• Technique T2120 gives you the balance of power! • Alignment equipment secures distant customers• Stretchy belt fitting kit for Ford and Volvo 1.4 and 1.6 petrol engines • Speedy dual-feed brake…
MOT Workshop 46 Emissions Equipment Review
 Vehicle Emissions and the MOT – future prospects The Garage Equipment Association’s Chief Dave Garratt brings us bang up-to-date. Since the introduction of Europe’s emission regulations and the inclusion of…
MOT Workshop 45 News, New Products and Services
 • Simply great trade shows from Hickleys • Do I need Motor Trade Insurance? • CV Show 2014 set for success • Zend UK launches a new automated self-service booking…
Friday, 21 February 2014 11:06

MOT Workshop 45 MOT Testing Quality

MOT Workshop 45 MOT Testing Quality
MOT Testing Quality  In Britain, over 20,000 MOT Testing Stations, and 50,000 Testers carry out over 28 million MOT Tests every year – but a surprisingly high proportion of those…
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:29

MOT Workshop 44 News, New Products and Services

MOT Workshop 44 News, New Products and Services
• ATA Light Vehicle Inspection – the VOSA approved route to becoming an MOT Tester• ATA Fast Fit moves with the times• The IMI Launches Automotive Jobs Website• Mac Tools…
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:35

MOT Workshop 44 MOT Trade

MOT Workshop 44 MOT Trade
The MOT Trade For the year to 15th March last year there were well over 21,600 Vehicle Testing Stations (VTSs), conducting, over just under 27 million ‘first presentation’ MOT inspections.…
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:31

MOT Workshop 44 Appeal Tests

MOT Workshop 44 Appeal Tests
Appeal Tests… Many Testers and Authorised Examiners have, at some time or another, suffered the anxious experience of attending a VOSA ‘Appeal’ Test following a complaint from a motorist about…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:35

MOT Workshop 43 News, New Products and Services

MOT Workshop 43 News, New Products and Services
• SkillAuto competition enters final phase• DENSO A/C Compressor growth spurs range extension• The King is Dead, Long Live the King• Facom’s ratchet with a twist• Professional brake bleeder designed…
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UK MOT Testing Manuals Online


If you need more detailed information about the UK MOT Test, such as the method of inspection and reasons for failure, click on the relevant links below.

 UK MOT Testing Guide

If you want to become a Tester or to set up a Testing Station, what you need to do will be found in the Guide. It will also tell you how you will be expected to run the Testing Station and as a Tester what will happen if you do not carry out an MOT Test correctly – a disciplinary code.

UK Motorcycle Inspection Manual

The MOT examination for motorcycles is considerably more basic than that for cars and light commercial vehicles. This Manual covers the items checked, method of inspection and reasons for rejection.

UK Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Inspection Manual

This Manual covers the items checked, method of inspection and reasons for rejection for MOT Testing cars and light commercial vehicles.

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