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New MoT test changes 2018….

The MoT test is due for a major shake up on 20 May 2018, when tough new rules for diesel cars and new defect categories come into force.

From that date, MoT test faults will be classified as Minor, Major and Dangerous, with Major and Dangerous issues causing an automatic MoT failure. Cars with Minor defects will be allowed to pass the test, but faults will be recorded on the car’s MoT certificate and online MoT record, just as advisories are today.

Diesel cars will also have to meet strict new rules to pass their MoT: any car fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) that emits “visible smoke of any colour” during metered tests will get a Major fault, and automatically fail its MoT.