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Changes to Annual Vehicle Testing due later this Month

Published: Thursday 14th of March 2013 | Author: Scott | Category: MOT

Revised European legislation is being introduced later in March that will see some changes to the annual MOT test to now include additional checks as new European requirements on roadworthiness come into force.

With the advnacment in vehicle technology, new checks are being added to the existing MOT Test from 20 March 2013. The revised European legislation will include additional checks for some of the vehicle systems already examined such as brakes, steering, suspension and lighting. Tests carried out on cars, vans, heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches will be affected.

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) Chief Executive Alastair Peoples said: "The MOT test is designed to make sure that a vehicle is fit to be on the road and so it needs to be updated to reflect new vehicle technology."

"We at VOSA have worked closely with the industry to make sure they are prepared for the changes; and testers have been letting customers know about the new items at the MOT test for more than a year to make sure they are ready for the changes."

Some of the new checks will include:

  1. Electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp
  2. Brake fluid warning lamp illuminated or inoperative
  3. Engine mountings
  4. Speedometer

These changes take effect from 20 March 2013. In the mean time if your car is due its MOT soon, why not call our Concorde Auto Centre Peterborough branch on 01733 340 212 and have it booked in for a MOT for only £20, alternatively why not take advantage of our current offer of a FREE MOT when you book your car in for a scheduled service.

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