DVSA are building a new ‘web-based’ MOT testing system to replace the existing VTS devices and to bring testing into the online era. This video looks at what testers can expect from the new system and how it will improve the quality of MOT testing in the future.
We‘ve had many questions on this subject, particularly in relation to batteries. Previous articles give guidance that a battery would not be deemed insecure unless it is likely to fall from vehicle under normal use. So how do we arrive at this conclusion?
We have been talking with EU colleagues about defects hidden from a tester’s view, normally by acoustic shielding (over or under trays). It would be very helpful if we could show this problem in words and pictures.
In December 2013, we asked what you thought about Matters of Testing by completing our feedback survey. We would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey and we really do value your comments.
DVSA will be publishing details of Vehicle Testing Stations (VTS) that have been removed from the MOT scheme following formal disciplinary action.
In February 2014, a number of changes were made to the MOT site assessment. These changes cover approved codes of practice, discounted test fees, and fallback and emergency testing.
Here’s another example of sub-frame corrosion, this time sent in by Tim Jones, as found on a Vauxhall Zafira. Tim says he was using the shaker plates on his ATL and initially thought the observed play was because of wear in the wishbone bushes. But closer inspection showed it to actually be the sub-frame moving.
There are urban myths in all walks of life and MOT testers seem to have a few of their own too. So here are some facts to clear up any confusion that has been around for a while.
Disabled driver controls are very varied and the degree of modification can range from minor additions to major replacements of the original controls.
With MOT Modernisation in full swing, we thought it would be good to catch up with the project’s Business Change Manager, Kirsty Jowett.