Tag: MOT

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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MOT repair calculator ‘could save British drivers £1.8bn’

18th May 2018 | 0 Comments

UK motorists could save an estimated £1.8bn thanks to the first ever MOT test repair cost calculator for drivers ahead of the new MOT changes, which come into effect on 20 May.

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MoT test changes – communication with fleet operators vital

MoT test changes – communication with fleet operators vital

3rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Communication and clarity with company car and van owners and drivers will be more critical than ever with this month’s introduction of MoT test changes with the new rules potentially contradicting the established Road Traffic Act, according to Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair company.

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TerraClean predicts more garage partnerships with MOT DPF changes

TerraClean predicts more garage partnerships with MOT DPF changes

9th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Decarbonising brand TerraClean has predicted more garage partnerships as a result of the upcoming MOT test changes, specifically surrounding Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs).

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Brake Engineering applauds decision to maintain MOT frequency

Brake Engineering applauds decision to maintain MOT frequency

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Brake Engineering, one of the aftermarket’s leading braking specialists, has applauded the government’s decision to maintain the current MOT frequency, with a vehicle’s first test taking place at three years and then one year thereafter.

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The Parts Alliance warns on ‘copycat’ DPF cleaners as sales surge before MOT changes

The Parts Alliance warns on ‘copycat’ DPF cleaners as sales surge before MOT changes

12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance says the Vetech DPF Professional Cleaner launched in 2015 by GSF Car Parts has proved so successful that they will be enforcing recently-acquired design protection rights to help garages avoid ‘inferior copy products’, after successfully patenting the product.

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DVSA launches free MOT text reminder

30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The DVSA has now launched its new service where vehicle owners can sign up to get free reminders by text message or e-mail when the vehicle’s MOT is due.

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Micheldever welcomes DfT’s MOT change u-turn

19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Group has welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision to maintain the existing ‘3-1-1’ MOT regime. The conclusion follows last year’s consultation on extending the date of the first MOT test from three to four years.

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ECP CEO comments on 3-1-1 decision

18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts has welcomed the news that the first MOT will stay at three years following the conclusion of a government consultation period today:

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