Annual MOT tests are one of those things that are on our yearly to do list. It is usually fairly straightforward – you either wait for an hour in a garage waiting for it to be complete, or you can get your vehicle picked up and dropped off by your local garage (it varies). MOT tests are used as a safety precaution to keep our vehicles in a roadworthy state. There are a number of changes being made to the test as of May this year but what exactly are they?
So, what’s changing?
There are going to be three categories within the new format and MOT test results will be measured by minor, major and dangerous faults. All of these defects will be measured on your vehicle’s MOT test certificate and will also be available on your vehicle’s online record.
This will be issued when there isn’t too much of a risk posed to the vehicle’s safety or to the environment. If only minor faults are discovered during the MOT your vehicle will pass the test. You will get your MOT certificate too but it will have the minor faults recorded on it.
These will be issued when a vehicle’s safety could be compromised, or if other road users could be put a risk. It will also be issued if your vehicle could cause harm to the environment. To resolve this, you’ll have to arrange to get the major faults fixed and then get your vehicle’s MOT retested.
This is the most serious kind of defect and it will be issued if there’s an obvious or imminent risk to driver safety, other road users or to the environment.
Don’t forget to book your MOT online by using our quick and easy online booking tool! All you have to do is enter your VRM and select which service you’d like.