MoTs are about to get tougher for garages.
The DVSA is introducing requirements for all testing equipment to be compatible with Government software.
New MOT equipment will need to be able to connect to the MOT testing service.
From 1 October 2019, anyone buying a new roller brake tester will need to make sure it’s a model that can connect to the MOT testing service.
This includes buying one as a replacement for a broken one or as part of opening a new garage.
The change is to modernise testing in garages, save garages time and reduce the risk of error and fraud.
The DVSA is working with manufacturers to develop other types of connectable equipment in future developments including:
- diesel smoke meters
- exhaust gas analysers
- headlamp aligners.