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Thurrock drivers warned of MOT changes

MOT test changes 20th May 2018

COMMENTING on the MOT changes that come into force on Sunday 20th May, Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at says:

“The DVSA’s upcoming changes to the MOT test includes stricter rules for diesel cars and new defect categories of ‘minor’, ‘major’ and ‘dangerous’.

“Previously, if a vehicle failed its MOT test, the driver would be able to shop around for the best repair price and take it to be fixed at another garage, providing this is done within one month of their MOT certificate expiring.

But the vehicles which fall under the new ‘dangerous’ category, must not be driven until the issue is repaired, forcing drivers to pay at the garage where they failed their test. Will it encourage some mechanics to fail drivers and cash in? It remains to be seen.

“If drivers suspect a problem with their vehicle, we strongly recommend they read our guide to equip themselves with as much knowledge and advice as possible. They can also shop around for the best prices in their local area using a garage comparison tool.”


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