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.
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 level of modification is necessary before a vehicle can be classed as a rally car and therefore qualify as a ‘modified vehicle’ as defined in the Introduction section of the MOT inspection manual.
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.
There are a number of ways to make slot payments, but using Direct Debit is by far the easiest way. It’s simple to use and allows you to order slots through your VTS device at any time.
A number of changes have been made in 2013 to the brake performance test. Here we have provided a detailed video and a supporting set of instructions on how to correctly carry out the brake performance test.
At some point your garage will receive a site assessment from a VOSA Vehicle Examiner to assess how your garage complies with MOT scheme requirements. To help you with your site assessments, VOSA have published the ‘MOT Guide to Risk Assessment’ and ‘Site Assessment Risk Scoring Guide’.
The criteria for assessing cuts in tyres can be confusing, so we decided to write a quick and simple guide to look at what needs to be considered. Following this process should enable you to always assess a cut tyre correctly.
We have been receiving a number of enquires about suspension and sub frame mountings particularly with regard to corrosion. Those of you who have been testing for more than a few years will remember the good old days of corroded …