After listening to the MOT trade's feedback we’re replacing MOT tester refresher training with a new model of annual training and assessment.
Matters of Testing
Gary from Snuff Mill Garage in Sheffield sent us some photos of a Nissan Micra he tested which shows how not to fit a towbar.
DVSA and the transport industry are working together to encourage van owners and drivers to better maintain their vehicles. We’ve created a range of useful videos and guidance to encourage van users to stay safe and legal.
After listening to your feedback, we’ve made a few changes to how and when MOT information is presented as part of our ongoing process to improve the MOT testing service.
Here’s an extreme example of a bulge in a tyre’s side wall showing that the internal structure has failed. It would only be a matter of time before the tyre rapidly deflates, resulting in potential loss of control of the vehicle.
After listening to your feedback we’ve made it easier for you to get contingency codes if the MOT testing service goes offline. We’ve now introduced a way that you can instantly pick up the latest code if you try to sign in to the service and it’s not working.
We're often asked whether ‘stretched’ or ‘Euro look’ tyres are an MOT failure. How ‘stretched’ would a tyre need to be before it’s in breach of the regulation, and how would you prove it?
DVSA’s Customer Service Centre answers hundreds of MOT related calls and emails daily from testers and members of the public. Here are some of the most frequent questions and answers they’re getting from MOT garages.
Shane Farmiloe, from Castle Vale Service Station sent us this photo showing the rear bush carrier for the lower suspension arm clearly broken at one of its mounting points.
After listening to your feedback we’ve made some changes to make it easier for you to use the new MOT testing service.
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Official advice and information for MOT testers and the MOT industry.
- MOT fraud, a risk to road safety 12 May 2022
- Reviewing the Authorised Examiner Designated Manager (AEDM) role 3 March 2022
- Helping MOT garages manage test demand in the autumn 24 September 2021