MOT Testing 99 – November 2018

MOT Testing Magazine 99 November 2018

Sample Issue

This is a sample issue of MOT Testing Magazine – viewable as a PDF online.

The PDF at the foot this page shows partial pages of MOT Testing Magazine.

In the November 2018 issue

2.5M ‘Dangerous’ vehicles – The numbers from the MOT computer do not lie: DVSA figures suggest that on UK roads… over two and a half million vehicles will fail the MOT this year with ‘Dangerous’ defects? So why is the Adam Smith Institute saying that the MOT is not needed?…

4. Testing Times – News and updates from the MOT industry: Profiteering at the DVSA, the MOT Fee ‘freeze’ and changes at the MOT Trade Forum.

8. Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton updates us on the more user-friendly MOT computer, Training shortcomings – training companies which pass Testers who are not up to scratch will be identified – and adds some detail on the new Risk Assessment procedures…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – Letters from our readers covering: New Manual changes – cars being unnecessarily scrapped because the MIL light is on; the ‘scrap the MOT’ proposal by the Adam Smith Institute; is it best to own up to DVSA, or ‘keep it dark?’; and discounting – what is the real cost of cut-price MOTs?…

Forum Fragments – Another New Manual issue: when to fail – when the pad is worn down to the wear indicator, or down to MOT limits, and when to replace the discs…

17. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – More on vehicles being mistakenly given a pass when not present owing to an input error of the registration plate; not informing DVSA of a change of directors; and Testing off the premises – why DVSA will hold the AE responsible…

18. Spotlight On: – MOT Testing Into the Future. Jim Punter looks into the future of MOT Testing as the age of electric/fuel-cell vehicles and autonomous vehicles approaches: how will it affect Test frequency and the equipment needed…

20. DVSA and DfT News – Latest news from the DVSA – While or previous issue’s headline article was about how comparatively smoothly the transition to the new Manual went, there are undoubtedly some gripes – anomalies and ambiguities, which are not entirely being addressed as far as we can see from the comments on the DVSA Blog. The combination of complexity and insufficient staffing are probably equally to blame…
Nothing to report from the DfT on the MOT Fee, apart from repeated promises to keep us informed, which are repeatedly broken…

22. Product Review: – Diagnostic Equipment – An introduction from GEA’s Dave Garratt, who alerts us to the danger that manufacturers may try to block independent’s access to the EOBD port under cover of ‘vehicle security’. Followed by a review of the latest equipment on the market.

23. MOT Trade Directory: – The indispensable guide to MOT Industry equipment and service providers.

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