Clarke heavy duty “instant” garages

Clarke Heavy Duty Instant garage

This NEW range of Clarke Heavy Duty Instant Garages with a great green exterior will keep your pride and joy in top condition this summer. Using a heavy duty advanced cover that is triple layered, waterproof, fully UV treated for long term protection against sun, rain and wind and features ratchet tight tensioning for a drum tight finish. This range…

Read More

May 2018 MOT Test Changes – what will change?

New MOT Notification service

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

4-1-1 MOT Testing rejected by Government

New MOT Notification service

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…

Read More

Just How Trustworthy is Your Car’s MOT History?

How trustworthy is your MOT history?

Buying a used car is always a risk, but as long as it comes with all of the documents you’re safe, right? Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Many buyers have discovered the hard way that documents such as an MOT history aren’t always trustworthy. While it isn’t common, forged MOT certificates and other legal documents occur more frequently than…

Read More

Why 40% of Vehicles Failed their MOT in 2016

Why 40% of vehicles fail their MOT

A recent study conducted by warranty provider Warranty Direct discovered that almost 40% of cars and vans failed their MOT in 2016. This has been consistent for decades and a recent slight dip is likely attributed to the way that the numbers are counted by DVSA and the effect of PRS Tests. Needless to say, 40% is a huge percentage…

Read More

4-1-1 MOT Consultation – government spin and ‘alternative facts’

Road accident, crashed cars

The Government have published their proposal to defer a vehicle’s first MOT inspection until it is four years old (4-1-1 MOT Testing). The consultation document is filled with distortions, misinformation and serious omissions. It sets out to mislead and deceive motorists and the general public, it is a proposal that must be challenged. Misleading, misinformed, irrelevant, incomplete and incorrect… DfT’s…

Read More

GOV.UK propose new MOT notification service

New MOT Notification service

GOV.UK propose new MOT notification service. GOV.UK, the government information website, is in the final stages of developing a general notification platform – ‘GOV.UK Notify’ – which all government agencies and departments will be able to make use of. This will enable any government department to ‘feed’ their data into the service, which will then in turn send out notifications…

Read More

Scam email warning for DVSA customers

New MOT Notification service

DVSA have sent out the following warning to customers: DVSA is warning the public of scam emails asking you to find your receipt attached. We’re aware that some members of the public have received emails claiming to be from the DVSA Fixed Penalty Office which contains an attachment to a Fixed Penalty receipt. DVSA never sends fixed penalty notices to…

Read More

New DVSA Chief Announced

Gareth Llewellyn New DVSA Chief

Following the early departure last Autumn of DVSA Chief Alastair Peoples, it has been announced that his successor has been appointed. His name is Gareth Llewellyn who will take up his new role on Monday 14th March. Here’s what it says about him on the Department for Transport website, “Gareth brings substantial leadership experience across a range of national and…

Read More
1 2 3 4