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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.

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

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

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...

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

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...

Latest MOT horror pictures serve as reminder to motorists about importance of annual test

MOT test stations across the country are continuing to report dangerous defects and MOT horrors. The latest selection...

DVSA update: Motorists need to ensure all vehicle systems work, even if it isn’t...

Government body looking to clamp down on MOT fraud through the banning of fraudulent testers as ADAS remains out of scope...

DVSA confirms that ADAS remains out of the scope of MOT

Responsibility of all systems not covered by MOT lies with drivers The DVSA has confirmed to AutoTorque that...

Coil spring testing is “weak”, warns expert

Experts at Lesjofors have said the current regulations concerning coil spring testing are weak. MOT inspection rules changed...

DVSA to change MOT vehicle registration and puts record straight on emissions and MIL

Agency outlines plans to reduce number of vehicles registered incorrectly and advises on MIL failures The DVSA has...

MOT change means forty-year-old classic vehicles to be given exemption

Additional 293,000 registered classic cars to be given a free ticket under new MOT exemption rules Vehicles over forty-years-old will be MOT exempt from May...

MOT testing ban for mechanics advertising DPF removals

Two Sheffield testers get two-year ban after DVSA found they were selling a diesel particulate filter removal services The DVSA handed the two-year testing bans...

Annual MOT training pass mark to be increased, DVSA announce

Agency reveals 2017/18 training syllabus and say all MOT testers must achieve a higher assessment pass mark The new annual assessment for 2017/18 is available from...

MOT testers applaud DVSA for adding tech information to service

Agency responds to calls to make vehicle specific technical data available on the MOT testing service Technical information is now available on the MOT testing...

MOT News – Carbon build-up is a growing problem, survey results suggest

  Carbon build-up is a growing problem, survey results suggest ➤ Technicians are seeing high volumes of engines with carbon build-up as motorists buy the ‘wrong...

MOT News – Rising concern as MOT training completion is ‘lower than expected’

Rising concern as MOT training completion is ‘lower than expected' ➤ MOT stations that fail to complete DVSA enforced training by March 31 may be...

MOT News – Industry shock as government officially proposes four-year MOT exemption

  Industry shock as government officially proposes four-year MOT exemption ➤ New cars and motorcycles could no longer require an MOT for the first four years...

MOT News – Public’s perception of dealers, fast fits and independents is blurring

  Public’s perception of dealers, fast fits and independents is blurring ➤ Recent changes in business models are blurring the lines between the suppliers of vehicle...

‘Unusual brake pedal vibration’, customer says

A garage owner in Portsmouth was recently presented with a 2002 Ford Fiesta with reports of braking issues. The owner described a ‘rattle’...

DIY repair could have ended badly

An MoT tester in Exeter discovered this brake caliper on a Vauxhall Corsa. The car had been fitted with new brake pads and...

Punto Subframe crumbles in test bay

A garage in Didcot, Oxfordshire found this heavily corroded front subframe arm on a 2006 Fiat Punto. The customer was completely oblivious of...