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Posted on 21/05/2018
On Sunday 20th May the MOT test will change, affecting cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles.
The new test brings higher standards for all cars and a new defect category, these changes will make for safer vehicles on our roads. There will be new checks on emissions systems for diesels with particulate filters (if they emit visible smoke they will automatically fail) it will also be checked for any tampering and will be given a major, the test will also check brake discs and reversing lights.
The new defect categories will include, dangerous, major and minor, danger and major will result in the vehicle failing with minor giving the vehicle a pass, but their MOT certificate will show that the faults need to be fixed ASAP. Cars will also fail if their DPF is missing entirely.
Dangerous defects are seen to pose a direct and immediate risk to road safety or have a serious impact on the environment. If your vehicle gets this you will not be able to drive it away and will have to get it towed or repaired on Site, driving it will result in a £2,500 fine and points.
Whereas major defects may affect the safety of the vehicle, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment however the vehicle is stilled deemed safe enough for owners to drive it away to get fixed at another garage.
With minor defects will not result in the car failing and pose no significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment, but owners will be advised to get any problems sorted ASAP.
The new MOT test will bring a list of additional items that will be checked, including:
Cars that are over 40 years old are no longer required to get an MOT to be roadworthy, this is providing that the car has not been substantially changed, this has increased from before when it was cars registered before 1960.
Here at Sandicliffe, we offer an MOT and Servicing which you can book online or call 0330 119 2288.
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