Thursday 12 January 2012

Changes to MOT testing in 2012

On 1 January 2012, new rules were added to the current MOT by the Department for Transport (DfT) to comply with European testing procedures.

If your car has any illuminated warning lamps, whether it is the airbag, seatbelt, ESP, SRS, ABS or others, it will soon fail the MOT.

It's not all bad news. If your car's MOT runs out before the 31 March 2012 and you have a warning light that needs addressing, the testers will treat it as an 'advisory', i.e. advice on what needs to be done for the next MOT.
 Other areas of the test that have been modified include the fuel system, exhausts, steering & suspension, tyres, restraints and the operation of seats and doors.

For more information about the changes to the MOT for 2012, please click here.

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1 comment:

rescue193uk said...

Thanks for keeping us posted with this sort of information. I find it difficult to keep up with all the new regs coming from europe and stuff so your updates are really useful, thanks.