‘New look’ Automechanika boosts its garage offering

Automechanika2018 NEC Birmingham

Event to introduce Garage Quarter and tackle issues affecting garage businesses. Automechanika Birmingham will tackle all the major issues affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket, with a focus on garages, according to Event Director Simon Albert. The event, which takes place from 5 to 7 June at Birmingham NEC is geared towards meeting the needs of end users, in particular…

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May 2018 MOT Test Changes – what will change?

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New MOT rules coming into force on 20th May 2018 will affect MOT Test of cars, vans, motorcycles and light passenger vehicles. There will be new defect types, new items being MOT Tested, stricter diesel emissions rules and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt from the MOT. New MOT Rules – Defects At present, a Tested item is…

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Garage of the Year 2018 now open for entries

Garage of The Year 2018

Winner to be announced at Automechanika Birmingham Independent garages from across the UK are being urged to enter Automechanika Birmingham’s renowned ‘Garage of the Year’ awards which is now open for entries, celebrating the unsung heroes of the aftermarket. Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to all garage businesses…

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Independent garages preferred by motorists

Motorists prefer Independent Garages

60% of motorists say they would still go to an independent garage if they were as expensive as the dealers while almost HALF say online reviews determine their choice of garage. For 15 years, motorists have been able to decide where to have their cars serviced – before 2003, main dealers monopolised the servicing industry meaning drivers that wanted to…

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New MOT Manual – changes preview

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The new MOT Testers’ Manual is significantly different from anything that has gone before. It is the most extensively modified version of the Manual since the MOT Test was first introduced nearly 60 years ago. The structure and layout is different, and there are numerous new ‘Testable Items’, and many current such items have been removed. There are also numerous…

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 – driving the industry’s future

Automechanika 2018

The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £71 billion turnover* and you’re a key part of it. Attend Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s leading event for your industry, to see what the future holds. Whether you buy, sell, engineer or repair, Automechanika Birmingham offers hundreds of opportunities for both aftermarket and vehicle production…

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MOT Workshop 60 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop Magazine 60 Feb 2018

• Autonomous car projects seeks to emulate natural human driving in UK driving environment • Reach those inaccessible fasteners with this innovative, super-slim, flexi-head ratchet from Laser Tools. • Strict New Emissions Standards Come Into Force From 20th May 2018 – Are You Ready? • Three-ton low-profile trolley jack • Machine Mart’s range of mobile, lightweight, self priming petrol powered…

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Welcome to the new MOT Testing website

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Dear MOT Testing website user, You have been redirected to this page because the MOT Testing Magazine guide to the UK MOT Test has been completely re-designed for easy and fast viewing on smartphones and tablets, and the page you have requested may have been re-named. Make a selection from the menu bar at the top of the page or…

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MOT Workshop 60 – DVSA, DfT and the MOT

MOT Workshop Magazine 60 Feb 2018

MOT Testing – a big project There are now 23,000 MOT Testing Stations and about 60,000 active MOT Testers. So the MOT Testing scheme probably involves up to 90,000 people in small businesses. This excludes Civil Servants at DVSA or DfT, and those involved in manufacturing and servicing MOT equipment, or more recently, those involved in MOT Training since it…

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Current Magazine Content

MOT Testing Masthead

This page contains files, web links and documents referred to in the current edition of MOT Testing Magazine. Links referred to under past editions may have been moved or expired. MOT Testing Magazine 96, February 2018 Link to ‘Find your MP’ website HERE Download Government’s Response and Summary to 4-1-1 Outcome HERE Download DVSA/MOT Trade Service Level Agreement (SLA) HERE…

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4-1-1 MOT Testing rejected by Government

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For many months now the Government have been considering the responses to their plans to defer for a year when cars and light commercial vehicles should have their first MOT. At MOT Testing, we at MOT Testing magazine protested very strongly about taking a step which would seriously endanger road safety by killing and seriously injuring more people in car…

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MOT Test Classes – Description

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MOT Test Classes – description The vehicles subject to Test under the Regulations are divided into the following classes: Class Description Age at which first test is required (years) 1 Motor bicycles (with or without sidecars) up to 200 cm3 3 2 All motor bicycles (including Class 1) (with or without sidecars). 3 3 3 wheeled vehicles not more than…

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