MOT tests have changed

The strict new MOT test changes and how they will affect you

MOTs have changed in the past year and your next MOT test could be a very different experience.

Do you know about the changes to MOTs? Is your car all geared up to pass? This is what you need to know.

reversing lights on vehicles first used from 1 September 2009. Any car first used from September 2009 will have to have its reverse lights checked as part of the MOT test

5. Reversing lights

reversing lights on vehicles first used from 1 September 2009. Any car first used from September 2009 will have to have its reverse lights checked as part of the MOT test
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Headlight washers on vehicles first used from 1 September 2009 (if they have them). Any car which has these will need to have them checked, if they were first used since September 2009

6. Headlight washers

Headlight washers on vehicles first used from 1 September 2009 (if they have them). Any car which has these will need to have them checked, if they were first used since September 2009
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Daytime running lights on vehicles first used from 1 March 2018 (most of these vehicles will have their first MOT in 2021 when theyre 3 years old)

7. Daytime running lights

Daytime running lights on vehicles first used from 1 March 2018 (most of these vehicles will have their first MOT in 2021 when theyre 3 years old)
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Dangerous: A car deemed a direct or immediate risk to road safety or the environment. This leads to an MOT test failure

8. How the new categories work: Dangerous

Dangerous: A car deemed a direct or immediate risk to road safety or the environment. This leads to an MOT test failure
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