Do you know your responsibilities as an Authorised Examiner?

MOT station sign

Being authorised to carry out MOT tests comes with many responsibilities; many of which are often overlooked. The role can range from looking after equipment, the garage facilities and layout, through to making sure testers are fully trained. If you’re an AE (Authorised Examiner), here’s a few of the things you’ll need to keep in mind when running your MOT business.

Getting into the groove

four tyres in a row

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.

Keeping the past alive

1926 Morris Cowley on inspection ramp

Peter Braddock from Charles Braddock Cars in Cheshire recently sent in a few photos of this 1926 Morris Cowley which they have been conducting MOT tests on since 2005. These photos were taken during a test on 1 October 2013 – and it passed.