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Garages facing a September surge in MOTs

Experts predict surge in demand for tests after 5.5m cars used the six-month Covid exemption last year If your car is due its MOT in...

10,000 drivers issued penalties for car faults

Defective tyres, brake issues and steering glitches among most-commonly caught faults Some 10,000 drivers have been issued penalties for driving with vehicle faults such as...

Emissions analysers added to connected MOT equipment rule changes

New exhaust gas analysers must be 'connected' from May DVSA’s plan to modernise the MOT testing service through connectable equipment resumes next month with the...

Number of motorists missing MOT expiry dates on the rise

Nine per cent of drivers wait three weeks or more after their MOT expiry before getting a test The number of drivers missing their MOT...

DVSA encourages ‘vehicle health checks’ ahead of slump

Fewer vehicles will need an MOT during the months of April and May as a result of last year’s six-month MOT exemption The DVSA is...

Ten-year-old tyre ban takes effect

New legislation includes some MOT class 4 and 5 vehicles Tyres aged over ten-years fitted to front-steered axles of goods vehicles with a weight exceeding...

Vehicles failing MOT in record numbers over emissions

Failures up by more than 70 per cent last year compared to 2017/18 levels Almost 1.3 million vehicles failed their MOT last year because of...

Police issue warning amid lockdown MOT confusion

MOT test is a "requirement", officers say after issuing fixed penalty notice DORSET Police has issued an urgent MOT warning to drivers amid confusion following...

DVSA to stop issuing new MOT security cards from mid-February

New smartphone app will generate six-digit code each time a user signs into the MOT testing service The DVSA is to stop issuing new and...

Motorists told to keep on top of MOTs and servicing during current lockdown

MOT, servicing and repair garages permitted as essential retail and can remain open in lockdown Motorists are being advised to keep their vehicles serviced and...

MOT security cards to be phased out

DVSA app to be introduced from early 2021 will generate login code for MOT testing service authentication The DVSA is to phase out its MOT...

DVSA announces changes to disciplinary sanctions

Points system to be replaced with new sanction levels from 11 January, 2021 The DVSA is to replace traditional disciplinary points with predetermined sanctions from...

MOT demand peaks with test stations now facing a fall in volume

Latest DVSA forecast predicts 3.8 million tests will be undertaken in November and 2.9 million in December Some 5.6 million MOTs are expected to be...

Valeter jailed for stealing three cars from dealership

Thief claimed dealer had “messed up” his wages so he sold two of the three cars he took A car valeter who stole three BMWs...

Opinion: A black hole is set to follow autumn’s increased MOT demand

GW columnist Andy Parsons considers his options as MOT demand nears its peak I read with some despair the article on Garage Wire about the impending flood...

MOT demand pushing testing volumes up to 60% higher than normal levels

MOTs to reach new seasonal peak in October and November despite one million vehicle owners bringing their test forward last month The number of MOTs...

Vauxhall launches “all makes fixed price” servicing and repairs across dealer network

Dealer workshops introduce pricing menu in bid to attract new custom Vauxhall has launched a new ‘all makes approved service’, offering fixed-price servicing across its...

MOT demand not as bad as expected thanks to ‘beat the rush’ campaign, data...

Efforts to reduce demand working but there's still 34% increase in testing volume expected in November compared to 2019 The number of MOTs set to...

DVSA outlines changes to MOT policy

COVID-19 temporary policy changes confirmed as garages prepare for significant increase in testing demand The DVSA has updated its COVID-19 temporary policy for inspection procedures,...

The Department for Transport announced that the six-month MOT exemption for cars, vans and...

All drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August will be required to get a test certificate...

Northern Ireland’s Driver and Vehicle Agency faces heavy criticism for MOT lift failures

RMI advises garage owners on what to do to ensure their lifts don't suffer same fate as Northern Ireland's MOT centres The recent discovery of faulty...

DVSA warns of “more rigorous” application of rules for motorcycle MOT

20 disciplinary points given for every failure item a tester misses. The DVSA has this week confirmed that it is now applying the rules for...

New MOT garage manager security checks to be introduced

Technicians applying to become AE or AEDMs must have DBS check from November. Security checks for MOT garage owners and managers are set to get...

Further connected MOT equipment to be introduced by “early” 2020

The DVSA has confirmed that it plans to introduce additional connected MOT equipment by “early” 2020. The announcement follows new rules which went live ...

New MOT taken 3M dangerous vehicles off UK roads

Nearly 3 million dangerous vehicles have been taken off Britain’s roads since the new MOT was introduced in May 2018, DVSA data reveals. In the first year of...

Judge vows to make example of MOT tester but stops short of jail sentence

Tester to pay £3,725 in costs and carry out unpaid work after continuing to issue passes despite broken equipment A mechanic has narrowly avoided jail...

DVSA emphasises “phased introduction” of connected equipment amid cost concerns

Garage owners raise concerns about additional costs and call for "more boots on the ground" to reduce MOT fraud The DVSA is attempting to reassure...

DVSA launches investigation into tester who left insulting MOT advisory

Smart car advisory now removed after DVSA deemed it "completely unacceptable" The DVSA has removed an insulting advisory from its MOT history service and has...

MOT tester spared jail despite scamming council out of £37,000

MOTs registered officially as a pass but not registered with the council for payment while working at public centre An MOT tester who scammed a...

DVSA to trial new MOT slot-booking system

Authorised testing facilities could soon book slots on a three, six or 12 month basis The DVSA is to trial a new MOT slot-booking system,...