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.
This might not be your average road safety horror story, but we’re sure Pete Smith (NT) was shocked when he spotted this furry creature. Squeaky brakes? Surely this can’t be the reason.
We’ve looked through all of your responses to our recent Slot Payment Survey and come up with a few changes to improve and simplify the current payment options. So what changes will we be making?
Yes. Section 2.6 – Rear Suspension and Wheel Bearings applies to all vehicles other than those with a Design Gross Weight (DGW) of more than 5000kg. As the threshold for Class 5L is 5000kg, the rear axle of these vehicles must be jacked in order to assess the rear wheel bearings and more easily examine other testable items.
Here’s a sneak preview of the future online MOT test we’re building as part of our work to update and replace VTS devices by September 2015. These new designs are based on feedback from the trade. They will form the foundation of the new web-based system which will replace the current MOT Comp system.
Since the announcement that the MOT test will be amended to include an inspection of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), we have had many queries about the type of inspection that will take place. Find out about what will be included.
When it comes to assessing tyres, it seems that some testers have difficulty identifying which tread grooves are important when assessing the minimum tread depth requirements. Here we explain the important factors that you need to take into consideration when making any assessment.