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NEW ADDITIONAL MOT Rules 1st January 2012!
The Department of Transport has added a number of new mandatory test items to the annual MOT effective from 1st January 2012 to comply with a revised European testing directive (2009/40EC). This is to harmonise minimum test requirements across Europe and to make sure that the test reflects the electrical/electronic complexity of modern car safety features.
VOSA, the government agency responsible for the MOT test, has indicated that 'failures' relating to the new test will be treated as 'advisories' in the first three months. This means that if you have problems with your car relating to the new test items you've got until the first MOT renewal date after 1st April 2012 to get it fixed.
For further details regarding the new mandatory test items, please visit the Main changes to the MOT Test 2012. [Adobe Reader required.]
MOT CERTIFICATE: NEW DESIGN!
From October 2011 a new style of MOT Certificate will be introduced.
View a larger copy at the site. [Adobe Reader required.]
MOTOR INDUSTRY SCHEMES!
We are pleased to announce that we are now, a member of the following motor industry related organisations / schemes: -
Staff member Adam has recently become a fully qualified MOT Tester.
We have a new staff member named Kayleigh, who has replaced our previous Workshop Receptionist Sandra.
Our new Workshop Receptionist Kayleigh has now completed her training and we hope she will enjoy her time working with us.
[Sandra has moved on and now lives in the west country. We all wish her well!]
Didn't he do well!
Staff member Adam, has recently been awarded with a Certificate and Trophy for his achievement of 'Advanced Apprentice of the Year' 2008 Award, by the Institute of the Motor Industry [County of Essex Association].
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MOT requirements for number plates tightened.
From 27th April 2009 more stringent rules for number plates will be applied by MOT testers.
Registration plates must be present, secure and show the correct registration. They must also be the right colour, use the right character font and size and display only acceptable international flags or symbols.
Features which have the effect of changing the appearance or legibility of any of the characters so that the vehicle's true identity is less easily established will also be unacceptable.
Plates fitted to vehicles first used on or after 1 September 2001 (51 vehicle registrations onwards) are also required to display the British standard reference BS AU145d and the name and postcode of the plate supplier.
More than 10 years in the trade celebratory motor show August 2nd 2007.
Halstead Gazette: - Report and picture.
Ultima - the fastest production road car
To read the full article at the site.