MOT test changes – how will they affect you?

From 20 May there will be stricter emissions test for diesel cars and MOT test certificates will be easier to understand...

1. MOT test changes – how will they affect you?
MOT tester using diagnostic equipment
MOT test centre sign
New style MOT certificate
Mercedes-Benz C-Class diesel with fuel filler flap open
Mercedes-Benz C-Class on ramp in garage
1. Brake lights
2. Fuel and fuel cap
3. Headlights and indicators
4. Horn
5. Numberplates
6. Suspension
7. Seat and seatbelts
8. Wheels and tyres
9. Windscreen
10. Windscreen wipers
Image 1 of 16

Stricter emissions checks for diesel cars and new pass and fail categories are being introduced. The changes are being brought in to adhere to a European Union directive called the EU Roadworthiness Package.

Tighter scrutiny of diesel cars’ exhaust emissions and a check of their diesel particulate filters (DPFs) could cause more diesels to fail their MOT tests and land owners with costly repair bills. Other changes include the renaming of the pass and fail categories to make them easier to understand.

pageof 16