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the new mot regulations comes into force soon.....mot failure if any smoke is emitted......looks like a lot off mot failures.what's your opinions Angry
'Smoke' is an elastic expression!
Spoke to a tester today about emissions from the 20th may  , he said it was only for 18 plate models ( not sure what he meant ? )

What  concerned me more was that he said if you vehicle  fails(after 20th May) on a serious fault  ie brakes , then you will not be allowed to drive the vehicle away to get it repaired, as its deemed unroadworthy,  even if you are getting it tested before your old MOT expires.
 It has to be uplifted and taken to where you are getting it repaired.

Don't know whos going to stop you driving it away unless there is going to be a traffic car at every MOT place

 What happens after its been repaired and has to go back to the MOT station for a retest ?   he didn't know.!

The question  is after its been repaired is it still unroadworthy until its passed the MOT.?
            or has it to be uplifted and taken by trailer or recovery truck back to the MOT station.?

 I hope it a lot of bullshooot hes been telling me as it means the garage can say either we repair it or pay a recovery fee to your home or other garage or wherever you repair it.

 can anyone confirm or refute it ?
2006 2.0Hdi Berlingo
There's a new 'dangerous' category:

"A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment."
The rule will be "Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired."

What's Dangerous...
if thats the case...i'll buy a 40yr old car....problem solved..........maybe!!!!!!!!!!! Big Grin
I thought every exhaust smoked,??,isn't that what their for,??,so if exhaust smokes its a fail,? This will be interesting,!!
In response to brodfather11's post, this is how I understand it ....

If you put your car in for an MOT early to find out if any faults need repairing, you would automatically think you can still use the vehicle until the old test runs out despite any discovered issues.

But with the new rules, if the car fails, it's immediately recorded on the national database as no longer road legal, regardless of how long the previous MOT's validity has remaining.

If your unlucky enough to get caught driving the car after a test failure, the maximum penalty for being caught is a £2,500 fine, a driving ban and three penalty points - even if the old roadworthy certificate is still valid.
2006 Citroen Berlingo Enterprise 600D
420k+ on the clocks and still chugging away   Big Grin
Ah well ... horses don't need an Mot!
Putting the vehicle in the garage for a check up should get around that little problem and allow the DIY content to fettle away to their hearts content.

If the vehicle is well maintained in a proactive manner then having ones car held under ransom should never happen, ok it involves spending money before things break but you'll likely spend less over the cars lifetime.
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MOT place round the corner from me is pulling there hair out cars everywhere that technically cant be driven away to be fixed and they dont need or want the work and deferentially dont have the space to keep them there. so looks like a change will need to be made soon.

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