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Read all the latest articles and features on the Matters of Testing blog.

The changing face of the MOT testing service

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After listening to your feedback, we’ve made a few changes to how and when MOT information is presented as part of our ongoing process to improve the MOT testing service. Read more

MOT testing service contingency codes automatically availableservice-unavaliable

After listening to your feedback we’ve made it easier for you to get contingency codes if the MOT testing service goes offline. We’ve now introduced a way that you can instantly pick up the latest code if you try to sign in to the service and it’s not working. Read more

 

Stretched tyres – an MOT failure?tyres

We’re often asked whether ‘stretched’ or ‘Euro look’ tyres are an MOT failure. How ‘stretched’ would a tyre need to be before it’s in breach of the regulation, and how would you prove it? Read more

 

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DVSA’s Customer Service Centre answers hundreds of MOT related calls and emails daily from testers and members of the public. Here are some of the most frequent questions and answers they’re getting from MOT garages. Read more

 

Horror story: bulge in tyre side wall

Here’s an extreme example of a bulge in a tyre’s side wall showing that the internal structure has failed. It would only be a matter of time before the tyrebust-tyre rapidly deflates, resulting in potential loss of control of the vehicle. Read more

 

 

 

MOT testing service: known issues and workarounds now available on GOV.UKscreen

After listening to your feedback we’ve made some changes to make it easier for you to use the new MOT testing service. Read more

 

 

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