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Mot Changes


The changes to the mot caused by the implementation of EU directive 2010/48/EU finally go live on 20th March 2013. These are

For Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles:
 Headlamp levelling and cleaning devices when fitted for HID or LED headlamps
 Main beam ‘tell-tale’ warning

 Battery (including batteries for electric or hybrid vehicles)
 Electrical wiring and connectors
 Trailer electrical socket security and damage
 Operation of 13-pin trailer electrical sockets using an approved trailer socket tester
 Operation of the steering lock (where fitted) including a malfunction warning in
respect of an electronic steering lock
 Electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp
 Electronic parking brake control and malfunction indicator lamp
 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) components, including the switch (if fitted) and
malfunction warning
 Brake fluid warning lamp illuminated or inoperative
 Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
 SRS components including airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, seat belt load limiters
and SRS malfunction warning lamp
 Engine mountings
 Speedometer
 Indirect vision devices (where they replace obligatory mirrors )

I don’t think it will increase my workload by a great deal as most of the items will be noticed when carrying out other checks anyway, it will just be a case of noting them down officially now.

The AA have a page listing the changes in greater detail.

There is also interesting reading at uk paig.org

Matters of Testing 54


The July issue of “Matters of Testing ” no54  is available to download from

Vosa

It contains information on forthcoming changes to the mot certificate, the horror stories are always worth a read too.

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