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Title: New MOT rules from May
Post by: RichardA on May 03, 2018, 09:33:24 PM
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018

New MOT rules come into force later this month. Be prepared!
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: culzean on May 04, 2018, 09:05:16 AM
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018

New MOT rules come into force later this month. Be prepared!

Some new items will be tested during the MOT.

They include checking:

 if tyres are obviously underinflated
     
brake pad warning lights and if brake pads or discs are missing

   


I am surprised they don't check for tyres, and if pads / discs are missing presently
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: Kenneve on May 04, 2018, 11:36:31 AM
I see the new regulations do not appear to mention anything about the current practice of changing headlights bulbs to LED from filament type.
Was the previous talk, simply gloom and doom?
It's quite obvious that the use of properly designed LEDs as per those highlighted by Culzean and others. are a major improvement and are to be commended, rather than dismissed as dangerous.
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: auntyneddy on May 04, 2018, 02:42:33 PM
How will a MOT station test the brake fluid for contamination?  Will it be visual?
As to the other changes all seem pretty straight forward and common sense, a commodity that appears to be getting increasingly in short supply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My favourite electrician who ran his van for a year without tax, clearly is going to do the same with his MOT. He taxed his Ford van back in March.MOT due April.  His high level brake light has been defunct for 6mths and is still so. His rear tyre is nearly completely flat so the new MOT rules wont apply to him as he just won't get an MOT. Cynical yes off to football very Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: culzean on May 04, 2018, 03:45:17 PM
How will a MOT station test the brake fluid for contamination?  Will it be visual?
As to the other changes all seem pretty straight forward and common sense, a commodity that appears to be getting increasingly in short supply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My favourite electrician who ran his van for a year without tax, clearly is going to do the same with his MOT. He taxed his Ford van back in March.MOT due April.  His high level brake light has been defunct for 6mths and is still so. His rear tyre is nearly completely flat so the new MOT rules wont apply to him as he just won't get an MOT. Cynical yes off to football very Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently they can test the amount of water in fluid with a probe that measures electrical conductivity. They can only test fluid in reservoir so just suck a bit out before MOT  and replace with fresh. They do look at colour as well, the fluid gets darker with age.
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: ColinB on May 05, 2018, 07:31:38 AM
It's quite obvious that the use of properly designed LEDs as per those highlighted by Culzean and others. are a major improvement and are to be commended, rather than dismissed as dangerous.
No, itís not obvious at all, in fact the majority of motorists would seem to disagree with you:
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/new-car-headlights-present-unwanted-safety-risk-to-drivers/
And thatís being said by a respected motoring advocacy organisation ! If the final couple of paragraphs are correct then hopefully the current situation is being reviewed.
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: Jocko on May 05, 2018, 09:39:24 AM
How many of you have considered this aspect of the new MOT.
https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/cars/car-news/new-mot-test-exposes-drivers-garage-rip-offs/ (https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/cars/car-news/new-mot-test-exposes-drivers-garage-rip-offs/)
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: sparky Paul on May 05, 2018, 06:14:48 PM
How many of you have considered this aspect of the new MOT.
https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/cars/car-news/new-mot-test-exposes-drivers-garage-rip-offs/ (https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/cars/car-news/new-mot-test-exposes-drivers-garage-rip-offs/)

Another good reason to find someone you can trust for MOTs and stick to them.
Title: Re: New MOT rules from May
Post by: culzean on May 05, 2018, 07:08:41 PM
It's quite obvious that the use of properly designed LEDs as per those highlighted by Culzean and others. are a major improvement and are to be commended, rather than dismissed as dangerous.
No, itís not obvious at all, in fact the majority of motorists would seem to disagree with you:
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/new-car-headlights-present-unwanted-safety-risk-to-drivers/
And thatís being said by a respected motoring advocacy organisation ! If the final couple of paragraphs are correct then hopefully the current situation is being reviewed.

That article is about lights fitted by manufacturers and considered 'legal'  I have   often said that a lot OEM lights,  especially on German cars are way too blue and beams are poorly controlled making them deadly to other traffic.

My aftermarket philips LED are not much brighter than filament bulbs,  but the colour temperature of the lights is much easier on the eye and shows things up better.