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MOT Testing 101 – May 2019

MOT Testing Magazine 101 May 2019

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 May 2109 issue

MOT Scheme ‘fails’ Test – If the MOT Scheme were to undergo an MOT Test, it would ‘Fail’: from failing to properly monitor and control the scheme, to failing to set an adequate fee, DfT and DVSA are failing their Testing Stations…

4. Testing Times – News and updates from the MOT industry: Aside from the MOT fee being frozen now for nine years, the number of VTSs is increasing…

8. Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton reports on the alarming increase in penalty points being awarded for entry of incorrect registration and VIN numbers – he explains how to prevent it happening to you…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – Taking ‘emergency’ calls during a Test; trainee Testers’ ‘four years’ experience; agency Tester problems…

Forum Fragments – extracted from our online Forum: inspecting DPFs – has it been tampered with? P&A or Fail?; Some confusion over a 13-pin trailer socket Testing device and high level stop lights…

18. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – Eamonn repeats John Ashton’s warning about incorrect registrations and VINs, but also has cautionary tales about under-reporting the time taken to Test on the MTS, and allowing vehicle to be driven away before the details have been entered onto the MTS…

20. Spotlight On: – Long-term MOT strategy. The changes taking place in the world of vehicle technology must be giving DVSA plenty to think about. What changes might the Testing industry be expected to deal with in the coming years? Jim Punter reports…

22. DVSA and DfT News – Latest news from the DVSA – DVSA’s RAG system, meant to address Testing quality, is confusing Testers. If a Tester is ‘green’ that’s good, right? But if he or she’s ‘red’ it doesn’t mean he or she’s done anything wrong! So is there a problem to be addressed, or not? DVSA are responding to users’ online queries, but is their advice always sound?

24. Product Review: – Headlamp Testing Equipment – Headlamps have changed in recent years – they are no longer just throwing out light in front of the vehicle. LEDs, light sensitive arrays and computing power mean that headlamps are now ‘intelligent’. Testing equipment needs to be able to Test current headlamp technology. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest equipment on the market.

MOT Testing Magazine 101 May 2019
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