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5th Sep 2018 by Travis Mitchell
GOV.UK are constantly updating the regulations with MOT testing. For 2018 their are stricter rules for diesel car emissions and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. Is your garage up to date with testing and following these stricter guidelines? There are 5 main changes you need to know.
The category the MOT tester gives each item will depend on the type of problem and how serious it is.
MOT testers will still give advice about items you need to monitor. These are known as ‘advisories’.
There are stricter limits for emissions from diesel cars with a diesel particulate filter (DPF). A DPF captures and stores exhaust soot to reduce emissions from diesel cars. Your customers vehicles will receive a major fault if you can see smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust and/or finds evidence that the DPF has been tampered with.
|Top tip! Check your customers car's handbook if you don't know if their car has a DPF.|
Some new items are tested during the MOT, they include checking:
The old MOT test certificate (left) has changed to a new style (right) to list the new types of defects.
The design of the MOT certificate has changed. It lists any defects under the new categories, so they’re clear and easy to understand.
A selection of cars, vans motorcycles and other passenger vehicles won't need to have an MOT if they're over 40 years old and have not been substantially changed. Now the rules have changed, vehicles won’t need an MOT from the 40th anniversary of when they were registered or manufactured. You can check the date the vehicle was registered online.
You can check a history of any vehicle inside your MOT Manager panel. Click onto Live DVLA MOT History.