MOT Testing 85 – May 2015

MOT Testing 85

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In the May 2015 issue

Lead Article: Web-based MOTs – the new MOT age is dawning
The question is: “Are you ready?” – If you’re not, you should be working on it as a matter of urgency. Jim Punter has visited DVSA in Bristol and been shown how the project is being handled and how it has taken shape, and passes on to our readers a few hints about getting your VTS web-ready…

Testing Times – News from the MOT industry: The joining up of the DVLA and VOSA to create the new DVSA does not appear to have gone smoothly, with the MOT division apparently being neglected … MOT Fee negotiations continue at DoT … The pros and cons of the ‘Rolling 40-year-exemption’ for ‘classic’ cars…

Topical Tips – The MOT Club’s John Ashton points out that the initial reduced functionality of the new web-based computer will mean more work for busy Testing Stations, and helpfully provides some useful pointers …

Readers’ Letters – ore letters from the Editor’s postbag – Topics this issue cover MOT fees and discounting, diesel fume extraction and the way disciplinary action acts unfairly against Testers dependent on whether they qualified with the NTTA or NVQ/ATA…

Spotlight On – Control and monitoring of the MOT scheme – We take a look at how the MOT scheme is monitored and controlled, whether it is effective and what could be done to improve it…

Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from Eamonn Loney’s casebook – We all know when a vehicle should be Tested as a class IV or a class VII don’t we? The penalty for making a mistake is severe… Eamonn shows how to be sure, and also loooks at PRS and ‘failed defect still present after re-Test’ pass…

DVSA and DfT News – More news from the DVSA and the DfT – A list of recent VTSs who have had authority withdrawn… We ask “Is DVSA ready for the changeover?”… and following the merging of DVLA and VOSA to make DVSA, is the MOT Scheme being neglected? From the DfT a report on the MOT Fee increase discussions.

Product Review – Wheel Alignment Equipment – The latest equipment is fast, easy to use and very accurate, giving garages the opportunity to generate revenue while providing a genuinely useful service to motorists. We provide a review of currently available equipment.

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