The Case Review Team deal with all disciplinary cases against Nominated Testers and Authorised Examiners. For minor shortcomings they’ll usually offer advice or guidance, but for more serious cases they may take formal disciplinary action.
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.
VTS council members play an important role in the industry by passing on your ideas about improving the MOT scheme to DVSA. There are around 100 VTS council members across the UK representing a cross-section of the MOT industry.
Most of what we talk about here is aimed at testers and garages. This time we’re giving a short run down of the most common MOT fail items for vehicle owners and offering some simple tips to help avoid that dreaded fail.
We are often asked what are the most common mistakes made by NTs, well here's a few that come up regularly.
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.
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.
Martin Garlick has been a Vehicle Examiner (VE) in the Manchester area for 11 years. He served his time performing truck and bus maintenance and repair, has driven both types of vehicle professionally and fitted tachographs and speed limiters before …
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.
Quite a few van manufacturers use ‘spring assisters’ to support the base spring, especially on models which have low load heights or are usually run full or part loaded.