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.
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.
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.
After listening to the MOT trade's feedback we’re replacing MOT tester refresher training with a new model of annual training and assessment.
Gary from Snuff Mill Garage in Sheffield sent us some photos of a Nissan Micra he tested which shows how not to fit a towbar.
DVSA and the transport industry are working together to encourage van owners and drivers to better maintain their vehicles. We’ve created a range of useful videos and guidance to encourage van users to stay safe and legal.
After listening to your feedback, we’ve made a few changes to how and when MOT information is presented as part of our ongoing process to improve the MOT testing service.
Here’s an extreme example of a bulge in a tyre’s side wall showing that the internal structure has failed. It would only be a matter of time before the tyre rapidly deflates, resulting in potential loss of control of the vehicle.
After listening to your feedback we’ve made it easier for you to get contingency codes if the MOT testing service goes offline. We’ve now introduced a way that you can instantly pick up the latest code if you try to sign in to the service and it’s not working.