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New rules for diesel MOT tests

Published: Monday 16th of December 2013 | Author: Holly | Category: Industry News

From February 2014, new legislation will come into place for diesel engine MOT tests.

It will be required that testers check the diesel particulate filter (DPF) in the exhaust system where one has been fitted to the vehicle as standard by the manufacturer. Vehicles without the filter will automatically fail the test.

DPFs are fitted to help curb exhaust emissions and in turn ensure the vehicle is compliant with European emission standards.

Due to apparent reliability issues, some firms have offered to remove the filters prompting the change to the legislation.

"I am very concerned that vehicles are being modified in a way that is clearly detrimental to people's health and undoes the hard work car manufacturers have taken to improve emissions standards," said roads minister Robert Goodwill.

"It has become apparent the government had to intervene to clarify the position on particulate filter removal given the unacceptable negative impact on air quality.

The government has published this guidance document to clarify the changes to the test:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/diesel-particulate-filters-guidance-note

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