It’s easy to fall into bad habits when testing regularly or under pressure. Here are 6 simple tips that should help keep vehicle registration smooth and your customers happy.
There’s a range of web-based tools you can use to put your customers in the driving seat and help them keep their vehicles on the road.
The frosty mornings and more frequent need to de-ice the windscreen mean motorists will start to think about getting a quick winter check for their vehicle.
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?
We’ve recently been made aware of a third party blog which is causing some confusion around bonnet inspection requirements. So we thought we’d clarify what these checks involve and what should result in a refusal.
Advisory notices are a non-mandatory part of the MOT and it’s up to the tester to decide whether to advise on an item or not. Some Authorised Examiners may also have their own policy in place for advisories.
Since we limited the options for ‘item not tested’ on MOT comp in August 2014, testers have been asking us what to do when they can’t test other items. This includes a binding brake preventing a proper examination of the wheel bearing.
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.
DVSA’s customer service centres answer around 4000 calls and 400 emails a day from MOT testers, operators, learner drivers and other members of the public. The team takes calls on anything from training courses to cars fitted with jet engines. We thought we’d take a look into some of the queries we’re getting about the MOT test – and some of the answers.
Once the clocks go back, the weather turns colder, and there more and more Christmas items in the shops, thoughts turn increasingly towards the winter ahead. Now is the time to encourage garage customers to get a pre-winter check.