MOT changes from May 2018: guidance for MOT testers

Guidance on carrying out MOT tests from 20 May 2018 when the way the test works will change.


MOT changes presentation for training sessions

Poster: default diesel limits from 20 May 2018

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The way MOT testing works will change on 20 May 2018.

Use this guidance if you’re an MOT tester or involved in running MOT centres. It explains:

  • what the main changes to the MOT test are from 20 May 2018
  • what you’ll need to do differently
  • how the MOT inspection manual will change
  • how the MOT testing service will change

The changes to the MOT are one of the MOT annual training and assessment topics for 2018 to 2019.

The guidance includes presentations that authorised examiners can download and use with their MOT testers during training sessions.

Published 29 March 2018
Last updated 24 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the MOT testing service training environment in the 'Identifying and recording the new defects on the MOT testing service' guidance.
  2. First published.