MOT Workshop 60 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop Magazine 60 Feb 2018

• Autonomous car projects seeks to emulate natural human driving in UK driving environment • Reach those inaccessible fasteners with this innovative, super-slim, flexi-head ratchet from Laser Tools. • Strict New Emissions Standards Come Into Force From 20th May 2018 – Are You Ready? • Three-ton low-profile trolley jack • Machine Mart’s range of mobile, lightweight, self priming petrol powered…

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MOT Workshop 60 – DVSA, DfT and the MOT

MOT Workshop Magazine 60 Feb 2018

MOT Testing – a big project There are now 23,000 MOT Testing Stations and about 60,000 active MOT Testers. So the MOT Testing scheme probably involves up to 90,000 people in small businesses. This excludes Civil Servants at DVSA or DfT, and those involved in manufacturing and servicing MOT equipment, or more recently, those involved in MOT Training since it…

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MOT Workshop 59 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop 59 November 2017

• New range of Dama lifts • DVSA has a blog – you know what to do! • Beat the freeze this winter with Clarke Turbo Fan Gas Heaters • Pico introduces Sight Block Low Pressure Fuel System Tester • Keyless entry signal carrier detector • Impact driver and power bar combined – new from Laser Tools • No more…

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MOT Workshop 58 – MOT Training

MOT Workshop Magazine 58

Editor Jim Punter, an AE for over 40 years, and in years gone by an MOT Tester, provides an insight into the new MOT Training arrangements for Testers and MOT Managers – including Site Managers and AEs. This year MOT Training has been revolutionised. Since the inception of the MOT Testing Scheme in the late 1950s and early 1960s, MOT…

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MOT Workshop 58 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop Magazine 58

• Lucas ZMB271 Single Box 12V Bulb Stand • Thriving in ‘testing’ times • Hole cutter set for parking distance control sensors – fitting and replacing • Commercial finance solutions for the MOT and garage sector • Laser Tools Racing style and practicality in the workshop – this workshop creeper and folding mechanic’s work mat are just the job! LUCAS…

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MOT Workshop 57 – MOT Scheme discipline and enforcement

MOT Workshop Magazine 57 May 2017

Our Editor Jim Punter, looks back at the “Good old, bad old days” of the MOT Agency’s enforcement policies, how things are now, and how it might be improved into the future… Bad practice? Since it started the MOT Scheme has seen significant change. Initially it was a simple check of lights, brakes, tyres and suspension, and the Government’s ‘Vehicle…

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MOT Workshop 57 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop Magazine 57 May 2017

• Automechanika Birmingham 2017 hosts increased number of international exhibitors • Worn nuts? No problem! • “Dramatic improvement on CO emissions, engine performance and driveability” with EDT product • New easy to use and highly sensitive Thermal Imaging Camera also features a UV leak detector • Visit Sealey at the 2017 Automechanika show Automechanika Birmingham 2017 hosts increased number of…

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MOT Workshop 56 – DVSA’s MOT Reports

MOT Workshop Magazine 56 February 2017

Every year the DVSA produce key reports about the previous year’s MOT Scheme outcomes – the ‘Effectiveness Report’ and the ‘Compliance Survey’. There is another piece of data – the number of ‘dangerous to drive’ defects, flagged up by MOT Testers over the year. Two other DVSA reports touch on the MOT Scheme; DVSA’s Business Plan, and Annual Report. These…

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MOT Workshop 56 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop Magazine 56 February 2017

• The UK’s biggest aftermarket event set to be even bigger • New Training Academy flourishes • Compact but fully featured digital multimeter from Gunson • Solder and heat shrink your wiring connections in one operation with the new set from Laser Tools • Clarke CHAMP3 2HP Portable Air Compressor • The Power-TEC Hy-Jacks – move vehicles quickly, easily and…

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MOT Workshop 54 – Road Safety and the MOT Test

MOT Workshop 54 Magazine

Britain has the safest roads in the world after Sweden, the number of annual fatalities on Britain’s roads having declined significantly and progressively since the early 1960s when the annual MOT Test was first introduced for vehicles over ten years old – 1967 the current system of a car’s first MOT being when it is three years old took affect…

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MOT Workshop 54 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop 54 Magazine

• The Award in MOT Testing …what’s new? • Sealey Storage and Workstations promotion • IMI, the one-stop shop for MOT businesses • New Pneumatic Jacks from Laser Tools • Versatile cable tie & accessory kit from Gunson • How to complete the DVSA MOT ANNUAL Training & Assessment The Award in MOT Testing …what’s new? On July 20th DVSA…

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MOT Workshop 53 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop 53 Control and Monitoring of the MOT Scheme

• Automechanika Birmingham destined to become the UK’s largest and most successful automotive trade show. • Needle scaler makes light work of weld spatter, rust and paint • New 2kw Infrared Paint Dryer from Power-TEC • 24-month warranty offered on premium quality Borg & Beck water pumps • Brake bike with no hands! • Mac Tools ‘Bruiser’ is ready for…

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MOT Workshop 53 – Control and Monitoring of the MOT Scheme

MOT Workshop 53 Control and Monitoring of the MOT Scheme

Control and monitoring of the MOT Scheme Britain’s MOT Testing Scheme, now over 50 years old has changed significantly over time. The inspection itself has expanded beyond all recognition from the early 1960s, yet whilst some equipment is more sophisticated, its still not as ‘clever’ as it could be. And the way in which the authorities seek to control Testing…

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MOT Workshop 52 – MOT Advisory Notes

Advisory notes accompanying MOT Certificate – pass or fail – have been used now for decades. They are potentially helpful to motorists to provide a broader picture of the condition of their vehicles. To MOT Testers to indicate to the MOT Testing Authorities that items have been inspected, even if an incorrect pass/fail judgement has been made, but they can…

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MOT Workshop 52 – New Products and Services

• Workshop Plus launches new models in the SmartBox Portable Car Jump Starter range • Boston announce £3,000 discounts to flood damaged MOT stations • Useful extra long ratchet drivers from Laser Tools • Automechanika Birmingham exhibitor space sells out five months prior to launch • Hickleys aquire globeaid business • Upgraded System for Diagnosis of Noise, Vibration and Harshness…

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MOT Workshop 51 – New Products and Services

• Fewer MOTs, more road deaths • BorgWarner supplies turbocharging technology to Volkswagen • Tool for suspension struts • New DPF cleaner • Glue-pulling dent removal kit • Tyre pressure guage • Slimline inspection wand lamp     Fewer MOTs: more road deaths and injuries The Government’s recently declared consultation on deferring most vehicles’ first MOT until they are four…

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MOT Workshop 51 – Installing an ATL

Fitting a new ATL or OPTL As everybody knows, business was difficult after the banking crisis of 2008/09 – although whether it was the banking problem, the Government’s ‘scrappage’ scheme, or motorists ‘holding back’ on spending which caused the drop in business in our area was difficult to tell. One thing was for certain though; with discounting increasingly prevalent and…

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MOT Workshop 50 – MOT Technology

With modern technology moving ahead faster than you can blink, even the very latest British MOT equipment is now ‘behind the times’. Here we put ‘MOT technology’ under the spotlight. But even with the most ‘up-to-date’ equipment, there’s a snag; the detailed ways the DVSA (previously VOSA) insist that those MOT Testing Lanes are placed and spaced – millimetric clearances,…

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MOT Workshop 50 – New Products and Services

• Web-based MOTs • Aluminium head hammers & dollies set for alloy panel repairs • IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards Nominations Open • Feather Diesel highlight why mechanical testing is essential too • Charters Peugeot adds second EDT engine cleaning machine • Performance Testing Vehicle Starting System • Colossal Savings on CP Air Tools Web-based MOTs: Are you ready and ‘signed-up’? If Testing…

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