MOT test

Changes to the MOT Test

Since the 1st January 2012, the Department for Transport has added a number of mandatory test items to the annual MOT test.

With 100,000 vehicles being tested every day this will presents a lot of sales opportunities to the independent aftermarket – and that includes your business.

The attachment provides a brief summary of the additional components that are now checked as part of the test. For further information visit VOSA’s website where you can access a number of detailed manuals and guides.


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