Tag: MOT

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

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

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

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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Free MOT Tester training for RMI members

1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

To celebrate the opening of a new Academy of Automotive Skills in Runcorn, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is offering free MOT Tester training to its members. To support MOT businesses in the North of England, the RMI is opening its second Academy in July so MOT stations can have access to an all-encompassing cost effective MOT training solution from the UK’s largest automotive trade association.

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MOT rush – are your technicians ready?

MOT rush – are your technicians ready?

31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

September 2014 saw 425,861 new cars registered, and those still on the road are expected to need a first MOT in September 2017, resulting in a significant business opportunity for garages that have skilled staff and the right facilities at hand. With this in mind, Bosch is encouraging independent garages to ensure their technicians have the right MOT skills and qualification before the busiest testing period of the year.

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IMI offers free MOT update session at Automechanika

17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is providing a free MOT update at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place on Thursday 8 June from 9am – 11.30am in the Concourse Suite 1, NEC Birmingham. Technicians can register to attend and discuss the evolution of MOT training with MOT tester training expert, Kate Street.

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DVLA warns against early MOT testing

16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Many drivers put their car in for an MOT early in order to find out if any faults need repairing, in the belief they can still use the vehicle until the old test runs out despite any discovered issues. However, if their car fails the MOT, it is immediately deemed to be no longer road legal, regardless of how long the previous MOT’s validity has remaining.

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TerraClean joins chorus against proposed MOT changes

TerraClean joins chorus against proposed MOT changes

11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Randstad is expressing growing concern about proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles. The company’s deep engine cleaning brand TerraClean reduces emissions and restores a vehicle’s performance. The TerraClean supplier contends that the proposals would severely affect the government’s control of emissions.

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IAAF to provide key updates at Automechanika

IAAF to provide key updates at Automechanika

8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will be providing an overview of some of the latest challenges facing the industry in 2017 and how the aftermarket is responding to these issues at Automechanika Birmingham. The association has run similar briefings at shows such as The CV Show.

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SMMT: Motorists want MOT first test after 3 years

21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

It isn’t just the trade that opposes potential changes to current MOT legislation. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has published the results of a YouGov survey, and these results indicate that a large majority of car owners want the MOT first test to continue taking place when their vehicle reaches three years of age.

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Micheldever backs ProMOTe and urges tyre industry to sign MOT petition

10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has thrown its weight behind a cross-industry campaign to encourage a government rethink on proposed changes to current MOT legislation. It is also calling on all involved in the tyre industry to make their voices heard via an official petition. MTS, the UK’s second largest distributor of tyres, is backing the ProMOTe campaign, which has been re-established in response to the government’s plan to extend the time allowed before the first MOT of a car or motorcycle’s life from three years to four.

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Garage equipment specialist offers five-year warranty

Garage equipment specialist offers five-year warranty

10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Garage equipment specialist V-Tech has announced that from April 2017 it will be offering five year warranty as standard on MOT bays, in a move it describes as “an industry first.” V-Tech originated to supply handheld diagnostic systems as demand took off in the early 2000s. Since then, it’s grown rapidly to become a national supplier and installer of a wide range of garage equipment.

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MOT: Defects in emissions components can occur before 4 years, says Klarius

MOT: Defects in emissions components can occur before 4 years, says Klarius

7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Ultimately, the MOT test is there to protect motorists, other road users and the environment. With the news that the UK Government is considering extending the date of first MOT from three to four years, questions on whether this will damage the overall effectiveness of the test with regards emissions components are inevitable. Especially when figures show that as many as one in five cars fail their first MOT.

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Defective tyres: TyreSafe urges rejection of ‘four year’ MoT proposal

Defective tyres: TyreSafe urges rejection of ‘four year’ MoT proposal

5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

MoT failure rates due to tyre defects are, states TyreSafe, unacceptable. The safety organisation reports that data it requested from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) reveals nearly 2.2 million cars failed the MoT in 2016 as a result of dangerous or illegal tyres, a figure that shows tyre defects to be behind 27 per cent of all car MoT failures. Of those, 106,000 failures involved cars taking their first MoT upon reaching three years of age. That equates to a five per cent failure rate due to tyre defects for all cars taking their first MoT. Overall, tyre defects are second only to lighting as the most common reason for MoT failure.

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Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition

Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition

30th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has started a petition in support of the current 3-1-1 MOT test regime. Joining industry voices such as the NTDA and IAAF, Euro Car Parts has voiced concerns that road users’ safety will be compromised if the date of a car’s first MOT is extended to four years.

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