For those of you that don’t know (and we suspect that there may be a few of you), the annual MOT test for vehicles changed on 20th May 2018.
Some will tell you that they’ve tried to simplify certain things, others will tell you that it’s to crack down on environmental issues that cars contribute to, but the long and the short of it is that there are five main changes that you should know before having your vehicle tested.
As to what real and practical difference the new MOT will make, aside from the emissions, isn’t that clear – an MOT tester has always had the ability to say if something posed an immediate danger to health, thereby giving an instant fail, and we don’t really know what classifies as MINOR; a split balljoint rubber? Minor play in the steering rack?
We see that the emissions testing could be an issue for older diesel drivers, although most testing stations give the engine a good clear out before testing, but you’ll only need slightly worn piston rings or valve guides and it will fail due to oil burning.
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