Tag: MOT

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

Friday 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

Thursday 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

Friday 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

Monday 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

Monday 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

Tuesday 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

Friday 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

Thursday 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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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it ‘a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike’, after months and months of intensive lobbying.

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UK opts to keep 3-year first MOT period

UK opts to keep 3-year first MOT period

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

A year after the UK government began a consultation period on the question of whether or not to extend the period of the first MOT for cars and motorcycles from three years to four years, Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution has announced that the government is keeping the three-year first MOT policy we currently have:

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Mechanics sentenced for issuing dodgy MOT certificates

Monday 6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Four mechanics have been given suspended sentences of up to 8 months and will have to pay nearly £20,000 in fines, after a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) investigation found they were issuing fraudulent MOT certificates. Garage owner Mark Huckstepp, his son - also called Mark - and employees Anthony Hinds and Jagdeep Lotey all worked at Gallows Corner MOTs in Romford.

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Fast Parts Wales to run MOT training course

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, will run an MOT Tester training course for technicians on 22 November. The MOT Tester Annual Assessment for Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles, run by WG Auto Training, offers full MOT annual training and continuing professional development, and will be held at Fast Parts’ branch in Abercarn. The course will meet the DVSA Record of Training’s syllabus criteria, which includes three hours of annual CPD training, the annual assessment and all certification.

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Regular tyre checks a ‘win-win’, says TyreSafe

Friday 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

According to TyreSafe, drivers are increasing their motoring costs as well as the risk of being involved in an incident by ignoring tyre maintenance. The organiser of Tyre Safety Month is reminding motorists that regular tyre checks are a ‘win-win’ as they will help road users stay safe and avoid unnecessary bills. To help them, TyreSafe has drawn together a list of tips as a reference guide.

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100,000+ MOTs failed due to tyres in 2016

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Daily Telegraph Motoring column, Honest John, has recently produced an article detailing the cars with the greatest MOT failure rates in the UK, along with the regions with vehicles most likely to fail the test. Analysis of more than 400m MOT records from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) by consumer website HonestJohn.co.uk shows that one in six cars fails its first test, with brakes, lighting and tyres among the most-common reasons.

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RMI issues general election policy statement

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has outlined its policies in a document to coincide with the 2017 general election. “Maintaining the current 3-1-1 MOT testing structure, and implementing a clear three-point strategy to tackle mileage adjustment, are two of the main policies outlined in RMI Policy Statement ahead of the 2017 general election,” said Sue Robinson, director of the RMI.

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