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New MOT Test Changes Could Save Drivers of ‘Modern’ Cars Money

by | 3 May 2024 | News

A potential MOT change may affect drivers of “modern” vehicles in the future, according to the DVSA.

A total of 30 million MOTs are performed annually for UK drivers. DVSA is considering changes to MOT tests that may save time and money for drivers of “modern” cars in the UK. In light of recent technological advancements, the agency is considering the need to retrieve MOT test data for vehicles manufactured recently.

In modern vehicles, driver assistance systems are increasing in sophistication, and on even more advanced vehicles, they are mandatory. The more common these become, the more dependent drivers become on them, so the question arises whether they should be tested.

There are three new defect categories in the newest MOT test: Minor, Major, and Dangerous. Potential MOT changes have been hinted at by the DVSA.

You can check the past results of a vehicle’s MOT tests online, including whether it passed or failed and how many miles it covered. You can also check the next MOT due date and download previous and current MOT certificates. If you need a new MOT certificate, book your test with us.