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MOT Update - October 2020

MOT Update - October 2020

30 September 2020

Volume of upcoming tests predicted for October & November

The DVSA has released new data predicting MOT test volumes for October and November within each postcode area.

As of 25th September, an additional 818,751 MOT tests will need to be carried out throughout the UK in October, and an extra 1,364,374 in November.

To find out how many extra tests are expected to need completing in your local area, you can click here to download the full data set that shows breakdowns by postcode area.

You can also encourage your customers to ‘Beat the Rush’ with the DVSA’s new toolkit, which you can download here.

Requesting a ‘key’ for connected equipment

From the end of October 2020, the DVSA are making it easier to connect equipment to the MOT testing service (MTS).

You will need to apply for a ‘key’ to connect equipment via the MTS, rather than by emailing the DVSA.

You need a key to:

  • Connect existing equipment
  • Add new connected equipment

How to request a key

Log into MTS and go to the Vehicle Testing Station page. Click on ‘Request a key’ under ‘Change and connect equipment’ on the right-hand side of the page.

Follow the instructions to create a key. The key is generated instantly and will be emailed to you on request.Make sure your MTS profile email address is up to date because this is where we will send the key. The password to open the key is your user ID.

You should request the key when the installation engineer is on site - you do not need to do this beforehand.

The key will not work at another testing station and only works on one piece of equipment.

What equipment do you need a key for?

Currently you need a key to add:

  • Roller brake testers
  • Decelerometers

As more connected equipment becomes available, they will be added to the list. You can get the latest information on connected equipment on the gov.uk website by clicking here.

Online service to get a duplicate log book (VC5) launched

Motorists can now get a duplicate log book (VC5) if theirs is lost, stolen or damaged.

It’s much quicker to use the online service to replace a lost or damaged V5C log book and motorists will get a new one in 5 working days - motorists applying by post may have to wait up to 6 weeks. It costs £25 for a duplicate log book whether you go online or apply by post.

Motorists who need to apply for a duplicate (V5C) log book should go online to https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-log-book.

If you have any further queries about the topics above, please call the IGA Direct Member Helpline, or 0845 305 4230.