MOT Testing 82 – August 2014

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MOT Testing 82 – August 2014

More MOT rules from the EC    –    EC-driven MOT changes keep coming – But to what purpose? Road safety? – marginally …the environment? – ineffectively …to satisfy big business’s lobbying for stand-alone Testing? We wonder…

Testing Times    –    News from the MOT industry: A survey indicates that discounting the MOT doesn’t bring in more customers; employers could be liable if an employee’s driving licence is not correct; statistics on MOT passes and failures by make, model and location and more…

Topical Tips    –    The MOT Club’s John Ashton on computer errors when entering vehicle Registration and VIN numbers… Easy to make and with disastrous consequences if DVSA find out before you do…

Readers’ Letters    –    More letters from the Editor’s postbag – How are VTSs in the independent sector supposed to reset brake, airbag and tyre pressure warning lights – all safety-related items – with no access to the correct software?… Plus: more fascinating FORUM FRAGMENTS from the web forum…

Spotlight On:    –    Fitting an ATL or OPTL – MOT Testing’s Editor Jim Punter recounts his recent experience of investing in an upgrade, and gives some advice to businesses which are thinking of doing the same…

Consultant’s Casebook    –    More tips from the experts on avoiding points – If MOT Test duration as it appears to a watching DVSA person isn’t in accord with what he can see on the MOT computer, you will have a lot of explaining to do. Plus: how a stop light can put a stop to your Testing, and how to make sure your corrosion decisions don’t come back and bite you…

DVSA and DfT Matters    –    More news from the DVSA and the DfT – Vehicles which are subject to manufacturer recalls are not currently subject to any test as to whether they have been dealt with – why is this safety issue not part of the MOT? More on MOT modernisation. From the DfT: moves afoot to seriously review the MOT fee as part of a drive to improve Testing quality, and finally, is MOT exemption for ‘Historic Vehicles’ really sensible?…

Product Review:    –    ATLs and OPTLs – To accompany this issue’s Spotlight feature on our editor’s recent installation of an ATL, we furnish our readers with a comprehensive guide to the major suppliers of quality ATL equipment…

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