MOT equipment approved by DVSA

Equipment approved for MOT testing, including tyre tread-depth gauges, roller brake testers, headlamp aim testers, diesel smoke meters and decelerometers.


MOT centre approved testing equipment


The Garage Equipment Association publishes lists of equipment approved for MOT testing. They include lists of:

  • diesel smoke meters
  • decelerometers
  • exhaust gas analysers
  • headlamp beam testers
  • pedal application devices
  • plate brake testers
  • roller brake testers
  • tyre tread depth gauges
  • wheel play detectors
  • 13-pin Euro trailer socket wiring testers

All equipment must be kept in good working order and calibrated properly.

Published 30 June 2016