Post Number: 1761
|Posted on Saturday, 17 February, 2018 - 09:33: |
Vehicles over forty-years-old in the UK will be MOT exempt from May 2018 on a rolling basis the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced despite road safety concerns.
Post Number: 89
|Posted on Monday, 19 February, 2018 - 19:25: |
Cars pre 1960 have been exempt from the annual test for a few years.
They are moving the date to a rolling 40 years old.
The cars are still required to meet the standard at all times. Given the number of cars that fail their MOT test everyday, and the small number of 40 plus year old cars, I really don't see this as a big issue.
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Thursday, 06 December, 2018 - 16:25: |
I think the French system of 'Controle Technique' (CT) is a reasonable compromise for classic cars as it requires testing just every 5 years. Other cars are a 2 year cycle rather than 12 months as in UK.
However what I do like about the French system is you have to provide a recent CT (MOT) if you want to sell a car if it has not been tested I recall about 3 months previously.
This would not be a bad idea to enforce in the UK IMHO as it would prevent anyone knowing there is something seriously wrong with their car like a rotting chassis and just selling the car to get rid of the problem on someone else.
I am of an undecided opinion though with the UK system with some of the unnecessary 'advisories' I see which are put on the certificate as some seem nothing more than the MOT tester trying to show they have looked over the car. Albeit, now when purchasing a car, the GOV.UK site does allow anyone access to all this information just by entering the registration number of the vehicle so can be a useful tool to help a buyer focus on potential issues.
Post Number: 2015
|Posted on Thursday, 06 December, 2018 - 17:32: |
I agree, the five year test on classics is a must.
As for advisories use as much as poss to cover your ass!