MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt.

 

The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changed on Sunday 20 May 2018.

 

The MOT test works differently in Northern Ireland.

The changes affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles.

There are 5 main changes you need to know.
1. Defects are categorised differently
Defects found during the MOT are categorised as either:

  • dangerous
  • major
  • minor

The category the MOT tester gives each item will depend on the type of problem and how serious it is.

MOT testers will still give advice about items you need to monitor. These are known as ‘advisories’.

Read the DVLA’s full article for an outline of all 2018 MOT test law changes.

2018-05-23T15:56:17+00:00