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Switching over to the new MOT testing system

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On and off switches to illustrate switching over to the new MOT testing system

DVSA is on track to roll-out the new web-based MOT testing system between April and August 2015.

We’re making good progress finalising the ‘testing’ part of the new system, which will be rolled out step-by-step from April 2015. Many of you will have already seen this as part of our user testing.

We will carry out this switchover process on an AE-by-AE basis, making the most important 'testing' part of the system immediately available to the group of garages who move to the new system in April 2015.

Other non-testing functions, not regularly used by garages, will still be available but will be carried out through a helpdesk and other interim processes.

More garages and functions will be added throughout this switchover period as we build to a live system for the whole MOT trade by September 2015.

This step-by-step roll out will help us put it in front of you as early as possible, while at the same time allowing us to adapt it to your needs as we go.

Once everyone has been switched to the new system, we can then turn off the current MOT Comp system in September 2015.

For more information about the switchover and how we’ll be contacting you ahead of this process over the coming months read our MOT Modernisation: the switchover process guidance on GOV.UK.

You can email questions about the new testing system and the switchover process to


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  1. Comment by J. Eyre posted on

    I took my car for it's mot today, after a few hours the centre gave up as they couldn't get the system working, apparently this is a nationwide issue. It unlikely I can get it booked in anywhere else before the expiry date. Will the be any leeway applied to drivers who have tried but been unable to keep their vehicle legal through no fault of their own?

  2. Comment by charles posted on

    What a farce this new system is. There has not been any testing for the system done before releasing this as its only been live for a week and had 2 days off line already. A school of kids could have made a better job and the Hackers are going to rip this to shreds!!!!

  3. Comment by Al posted on

    New system is down more than it is working

  4. Comment by andrew posted on

    printed a check sheet of today box for milage has been removed ? this is req is this a error rgards andrew

  5. Comment by andrew posted on

    Andrew we keep trying demo tests when will it print or do we need to do something thanks

  6. Comment by Brian posted on

    Contact your local area office and request a further examination by the Vehicle Examiner.

  7. Comment by Michael john Harris posted on

    i passed my mot course in 2013 at Thetford but failed my practical test at my testing station,how can i retake my practical test by my local examiner.Ihave a smart card and am in the system.
    Michael Harris.