New MOT test come into force

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Changes in the ITV into force on Sunday, introducing new categories in which a vehicle can fail or pass.

The categories include “dangerous”, “major” and “minor” to determine if a car, truck, or motorcycle should be taken off the road or may be driven while repairs are carried out.

ITV will also be more strict on diesel emissions.

Vehicles with diesel particle filter will now have to pass new tests.What more strict, ITV mean to you

That filter captures and stores exhaust to reduce soot emissions.

A diesel vehicle will fail its MOT if there is smoke color coming from the exhaust or there is any evidence that the diesel particulate filter has been tampered with.

These faults will be classified as “important” under the new categories.Changes in the rules of

The defects found during an MOT are classified as:
Dangerous: No. The vehicle is a “direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment.” Should not be driven until it has been repaired.
Important: Do Not. The ruling “may affect the safety of the vehicle, putting other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment.” The car, truck or motorcycle must be repaired immediately.
Minor: Pass. A defect that has “no significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or the impact on the environment”. Should be repaired as soon as possible
Advisory: Pass. A defect which could become more serious in the future. To “monitor and repair if necessary.”
Pass: the vehicle complies with The requirements of the legal norm.

A wide range of vehicles from parts of the test, including: tires, to check if they are complete; the brake fluid, to investigate if it has been contaminated; and leakage of fluids, to make sure that do not represent an environmental risk.

The complete list can be found here.

There is good news for the drivers of classic cars, – vehicles of more than 40 years of age, or produced prior to May 31, 1978, will not be necessary to pass the MOT.

A spokesman for the RAC automotive said that these vehicles were often “rare classics” and well-maintained by their owners and so were “deemed not to be a road risk”.