MOT Update – July 2018
DVSA has issued clarification on the checking of VIN plates when emissions testing.
The manual currently specifies to use the smoke level “displayed on VIN plate” when emissions testing, however some manufacturers put the plate value on a separate sticker/label rather than on the VIN.
There has been some confusion as to whether the separate stickers should be used for the emissions test, or whether values should only be used if they are on VIN plates.
We have now clarified with DVSA that any emission limit sticker can be used, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be on the VIN plate.
The manual will soon be updated to reflect this.
DVSA published a new special notice on 18th June to highlight changes to the MOT testing guide.
Special notice 08-18 states:
The has been updated to reflect the changes brought in by the EU directive on 20 May 2018. Minor changes to the MOT testing service are also included.
The new guide will also clarify recent queries.
2. What’s changed?
There’s a new change table in the back of the MOT testing guide. Please refer to this table to see the full list of changes.”
If you have an queries or concerns relating to the MOT test, call the IGA Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230 so we can help.