Tag: MOT

DVSA to require MOT garage manager security checks

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that, from 1 November 2019, anyone applying to be an authorised examiner (AE) or authorised examiner designated manager (AEDM) will need to have a basic DBS check. This verifies the applicant's identity and checks unspent convictions. DVSA is introducing DBS checks to prevent people who might damage the integrity of the MOT scheme from holding positions of authority at test centres.

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Nearly half of drivers misunderstand MOT

Nearly half of drivers misunderstand MOT

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost half of drivers believe an MOT is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months, according to a new study of 2000 drivers commissioned by Halfords Autocentres. The OnePoll study also found that 42 per cent shun servicing their vehicle and rely on the MOT as the only annual check. Londoners are the biggest culprits, with 65 per cent admitting the MOT is their car’s only annual check, compared to 30 per cent of Scots.

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DVSA clarifies MOT rules

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month we published a news item about MOT failure trends. The article, “DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why” shared DVSA and DfT in order to highlight MOT failure hotspots.

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21% decrease in MOT fails due to exhaust issues despite stricter diesel tests

21% decrease in MOT fails due to exhaust issues despite stricter diesel tests

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

New data from Protyre reveals a 21 per cent year-on-year decrease in the proportion of MOT test fails that resulted from failed exhausts in the year since the DVSA introduced one of the largest-ever changes to the test on 20th May 2018 with stricter regulations on emissions from diesel cars. Protyre is the UK’s fastest growing supplier and fitter of tyres and automotive services with 150 nationwide garages.

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1 in 4 cars leave forecourts with MOT advisories that could pose danger in weeks

1 in 4 cars leave forecourts with MOT advisories that could pose danger in weeks

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

New data from Protyre reveals that more than one in four vehicles with a valid MOT leaves the forecourt with serious advisories that could result in a fine of up to £2,500 if not addressed in a matter of weeks. The analysis by the UK’s fastest growing supplier and fitter of tyres and automotive services with 150 nationwide garages highlights that this could apply to up to 9,550,000 vehicles on the road today, as there are an estimated 38.2 million registered vehicles in Britain according to the Department for Transport.

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New connected MOT rules for test centres

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

On 12 August DVSA announced that, from 1 October, anyone buying a roller brake tester will have to ensure it can connect to the MOT testing service. This includes buying one as a replacement for an old or broken roller brake tester, or as part of the process of opening a new MOT station.

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DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

An investigation into the best and worst regions for MOT pass rates showed surprising patterns. The top pass rates are all in South East England, and on the flip side, the most failures fall in Scotland.

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Quick Lane Reading invests £40,000 in MOT equipment

Quick Lane Reading invests £40,000 in MOT equipment

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Quick Lane Reading, the tyre and autocentre chain’s first franchise branch, has made a £40,000 investment into new MOT test equipment.

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Lay-by MOT tester banned

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A Bristol-based MOT tester has been successfully prosecuted by The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) after he carried out sub-standard MOTs in a layby in Keynsham.

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MOT failures due to emissions defects

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 750,000 cars failed their MOT due to emissions defects in the six months following revisions to MOT rules in May 2018. This trend suggests the failure rate is set to reach 1.5 million for the full year doubling the amount of emissions-related failures.

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National Tyres and Autocare approved to award industry accreditation

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

National Tyres and Autocare, one of the largest independent fast fit tyre specialists in the UK are pleased to announce that they have been approved to deliver the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) in Light Vehicle Inspection. National’s ability to provide rigorous quality training and development was at the core of the approval granted by the Institute of the Motoring Industry (IMI).

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MOT test demand set to spike in 2019

MOT test demand set to spike in 2019

30th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The combination of increasing demand for MOTs and stricter test criteria look likely to create a boom in demand at garages and for tyres in particular. After years of post-financial crisis scrappage schemes and investment, the UK car industry got used to boom times and consecutive year-on-year growth.

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Electric goods vehicles now need an MOT

13th September 2018 | 0 Comments

From 1 September 2018, electric vans will no longer be exempt from the MOT if they:

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Opposition as shock report calls on ministers to scrap MOT test

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association and National Franchised Dealers Association have strongly opposed a report published this week from The Adam Smith Institute which recommends the abolishment of the MOT test.

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Progress Recruitment to roll out new MOT Tester Training more widely through IGA

Progress Recruitment to roll out new MOT Tester Training more widely through IGA

7th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd, the Norwich-based automotive recruitment specialist, has announced they will be working with the Independent Garage Association (IGA) to make their MOT Tester training courses more accessible to automotive technicians throughout England and Wales.

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