Changes to MOT and other vehicle tests

Date published: 04 April 2019

From 20 May, there will be some changes to vehicle testing. These deal with the engine management system warning light on all vehicles, and vehicles built on a goods vehicle chassis.

Engine management system warning light

Vehicles will fail the test if their engine management system warning light isn’t working, or if the light shows a fault.

Vehicles built on a goods vehicle chassis

Vehicles built on a goods vehicle chassis that previously didn’t have to get tested will now have to pass a goods vehicle test annually.

These vehicles include:

  • mobile cranes
  • electric goods vehicles
  • vehicles with special equipment fitted (including those equipped for medical, dental, veterinary, health, educational, clerical and display purposes)
  • tower wagons
  • breakdown vehicles
  • road construction vehicles (not road rollers)
  • some trailers designed for producing asphalt
  • some mobile engineering plant
  • tractor units pulling exempt trailers

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