Everything you need to know about MOT changes coming in May 2018

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    Changes to the MOT test are to be made next year as part of the European Union Roadworthiness Package. The directive is a broad set of rules to govern
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    Lee Taylor

    Great Update and Thanks. Will be interesting to see the impact of these changes. Very synical, but it feels like 4 year 1st MOTs are just around the corner once these changes lessen the impact of lost revenues for the industry….

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    We need to have more info about tyres on the mot test
    Make of tyre
    Size of tyre
    Position on vehicle

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    simon fox

    Cars need and MOT after 18 MONTHS or say 20,000 miles!
    We have become a fitting center for a number of tyre company’s in order to up the foot fall. We have seen a large increase in customers, who are all bargain hunters and never want any extras which includes even basic servicing. THE SHOCK IS MOST THESE VEHICLES WHICH WE ARE “HEALTH CHECKING” WOULD NOT PASS AN MOT!! All these people buy tyres because they have to, many come in well below the limit. The majority of cars have faults that we try to up sell but none of these bargain hunters are willing to have any work done. A lot have minor issues such lights out, wipers split etc, some have serious ball joint wear and tyre bulges!!!

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    Peter Fox

    My understanding is that this is all part of a bigger picture.
    To do with Vosa and dvsa agreeing to level the playing field between heavy and light vehicle testing, and then subsequently allowing private have test centres without Vosa testers.

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    I own a Morris 1000 that has modified front brakes (discs and pads)
    will it need a MOT

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    Eric Roberts

    Hi I am also disappointed about the lack of any tyre updates. In my opinion the tyre part of the test has not kept up to the times and should be modified?

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    I was told by DVSA (VOSA) that if we advise under tray fitted it gives the owner the chance that maybe they should have it removed at a later date to inspect brake pipes ect. Who is simon !!

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    I am surprised by the comment’s made by SF within this thread. Cars do not need MOTing every 18 months, the only person who would say this is a sales driven company eager to extract cash from the already hard hit motorist. After seeing your comments I can see the type of garage you work for / Run, the type that unless the part is brand new it needs changing its not about safety to you its about cash pure and simple.

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    Andrew Smith

    Telling us there are going to be changes is one thing BUT defining the changes would give us a better Idea as to what to expect , tell us what The MOT tester will be looking for PLEASE

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    Phil Gavin

    Not suprised that someone from a “fast fit” centre doesnt like these changes. I worked at one when I was on Holiday from uni, Up selling is the only way they can earn money!

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