In his latest update, Neil Barlow explains what the MOT service team have been working on, including improvements to the MOT system since the changes on 20 May and a new way of risk rating garages.
Changes to the MOT test
With 1 month to go until the MOT changes on 20 May 2018, Neil Barlow explains how the new MOT defect categories will work.
I’d like to start by thanking you for your feedback on our last blog post. Looking through your responses, one topic really leapt out at us - manual advisories.
You may have heard us mention this a few times over the last few years but we’re now getting near to implementing the roadworthiness directive. This follows recent Department for Transport (DfT) consultations.
From 24 March 2016, we’re changing the way headlamp aim is measured on the MOT test. The new method is just a few simple changes and you don’t need new equipment.
Tests for diesel cars and heavy vehicles are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter if one had originally been fitted as standard, Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has announced. Garages and testing stations will check …
The brake imbalance calculation on MOT Computerisation will be amended from 15 December 2013. It will then be calculated using the maximum service brake efforts, unless lowest effort locks the wheel.
On 23 June 2013 changes to the brake performance test procedures and standards were introduced. The changes are not complicated, but it is important that they are well understood. The minimum brake efficiency requirement for ‘M1’ vehicles first used on …
The new test items introduced with the implementation of EU Directive 2010/48/EU are now testable and can be selected as a reason for failure from 20 March 2013. The directive originally planned for 01 January 2012 was put on hold …