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Upgrading to connected MOT equipment

By removing the need for manual data entry, connected MOT equipment saves time, improves accuracy and productivity, and is required by any new testing stations, those with changes of ownership or when replacing emissions testing equipment. The DVSA is looking to include electronic headlight beam testers and connected cameras, with trials already taking place.

Snap-on works closely with industry bodies to ensure its MOT equipment is future-proof and currently has a promotion on its Sun brand products. The Sun connected roller brake tester meets the latest DVSA regs for connected MOT testing and when you purchase a Sun Class IV or VII brake tester before September 30th, there’s a 50% discount on the Sun DGA6000 LINK connected emissions analyser, saving £3,310 off the listed price.

Click the following link to access a guide to connected MOT equipment

Real-time vehicle recalls

Real-time vehicle recalls information were recently added to the MOT Testing Service (MTS), the vehicle’s MOT history, MOT reminders and the MOT certificate. Manufacturers, including Toyota and Ford, agreed to share data that covers nearly half of the vehicles on UK roads. Vehicles not yet covered by an existing agreement are supported by monthly data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), although this information won’t appear on the MOT certificate. This results in testers and the public having access to 47% of the most up-to-date vehicle recall data.

Chris Price, DVSA’s Head of MOT Policy, said: “I’m really pleased that we can announce this latest improvement to our MOT digital services. We want to improve safety recall rectification rates. Providing ‘live’ recall data, and making it more available to motorists, will further help everyone to keep vehicles safe to drive on Britain’s roads.”

If a customer has an outstanding safety recall when they bring their vehicle to test, testers are now prompted via an ‘interrupt’ screen. When an outstanding safety recall has been identified on a vehicle produced by a participating manufacturer, the customer’s MOT certificate will automatically have an additional section on it stating the vehicle is currently subject to a safety recall.

Improvements to the MOT history and MOT reminder services came into effect 16th August. For the MOT history service, motorists will receive a prompt when they enter the registration of a vehicle that has an outstanding recall.

Particulate pilot to identify removed or damaged DPFs…

DVSA Head of MOT Policy, Chris Price, looks at DfT’s MOT Particle Number testing and provides insight
into DVSA’s connected cameras trial in the Matters of Testing blog:

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