The MOT test recently went through some rigorous changes around 2018. The department decided that it was about time to revamp it since vehicles had come a long way since they started testing them out. The test did not receive an upgrade for the longest time, but the technology in vehicles was frequently upgraded, which meant that they were not being tested as thoroughly as possible. However, after the first batch of people who tested their vehicles, the results were shocking with more than 30%, not getting through. More than 10 million cars in the UK did not clear the new MOT test and had to get their vehicles tested and fixed before they could try for it again.
The Government encourages all the people within the UK to make sure their vehicles are roadworthy.
These rules require them to make sure everything works properly, including their emissions for which the rules are getting tougher, every day.
Additionally, they have to check the vehicles at a garage before running to an MOT test since it could lead to the car being marked unworthy to be on roads.
There are a little over three million cars in the UK, and all of these have to be tested annually, after completing three years, which can sometimes lead to the garages being full and many people having to wait to get an MOT test done.
Some MOT testing centers only handle tests, while others handle both the fixing of the car and the examination.
While the latter might be more convenient, it should be noted that it would be best to only go to a testing center they cannot have an issue about the car not being given for repairs there.
When comparing cars and bikes, bikes seemed to clear the test with a lot less trouble as compared to cars. 86% of all bikes that went through the test, pass, which is significantly higher than cars that went through the test.
To assist with this process, all vehicle records from 2005 are now added online, which meant that the owners or their mechanics could go over the details and understand the work handled.
They could see the parts of the vehicle worked on and the ones that needed working on them.
They could also see the exact details of the previous MOT tests and if there were any aspects that they needed to clear.
While vehicle logs are uploaded online, they are also allowing people to book MOT tests online, which allows people to go to their website and gather their information or even book their next MOT test.
It mentions their available dates and timings, and they can book an appointment that suits them the best.
They can even check MOT status after going through the test since that is online as well.