MOT Testing 92 – Feb 2017

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In the Feb 2017 issue

4-1-1 MOT Consultation – It seems the DfT has time for everything except reviewing the MOT fee. Even ‘Brexit’ has been used as a reason for not getting around to it. Now in another blow to hard pressed Testing Stations they have time to look again at extending the MOT to after a car’s fourth year. Jim Punter asks: “Why?”

Risk Score confusion: Goalposts moved without notice!

Testing Times – News from the MOT industry: Aside from 4-1-1, breaking news in this edition: Training deadline looms – time is running out; the death of diesel?; Vehicle recalls – should they be included in the MOT?…

Topical Tips – SMTA’s David Innes tells us how effective QC checks at your garage should be carried out…

Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – In this edition, Tester assessment confusion; workshop accidents related to specific vehicles, Special Notices; Advisories ambiguity…

Spotlight On: – Owning and running a Testing Station – Governed by rules set by EU, DfT and DVSA, the price of the principal service capped by the government, the prospect of being closed down for a misdemeanor, or put out of business by game-changing legislation; here’s how to stay ahead of the game…

DVSA and DfT News – More news from the DVSA and the DfT – Why have the red/amber/green boundaries changed? Vehicle Specific Information; it’s coming back to the computer, says DVSA, but ‘agile’ and ‘incrementally’; Trade User Group meetings – ‘combating fraud’ a key theme; DfT News: 4-1-1 – how to take something that works and break it; Outstanding issues: historic vehicles’ exemption; MOT Fee review; latest EU Directive, to take effect by May 2018…

Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – Eamonn brings to our attention the case of the missing Tester; what to do if there is a change of business ‘entity’ and asks, “When do you ‘abandon’, and when do you ‘abort’ an MOT Test?”

Product Review: – Emissions Equipment – It seems that diesel engine emissions will finally be Tested to the ‘plated’ value as defined in the original EU type approval checks. This buyer’s guide to current equipment consists of the latest emissions testing equipment…

MOT Workshop (free supplement)

New Products and Services – More news, new products and services from the MOT industry…
DVSA’S Reports – DVSA produce various reports – an Effectiveness Report, a Compliance Survey, an Annual Report and a Business Plan. Jim Punter shines a spotlight on the figures…
Trade Directory – The indispensable updated guide to tools & equipment suppliers!

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