Aftersales 29 Jan
NFDA calls for reform of MoT testing in Northern Ireland
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has called on the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) to allow franchised car dealers to carry out MoT tests as part of a reform of testing legislation in Northern Ireland.
Aftersales 2 Sep
MOT fails due to exhaust issues drop despite stricter tests for diesel vehicles
Fewer cars are failing their MOT test for exhaust issues, despite the introduction of new, more strict, regulations.
Latest News 12 Aug
Autotech Recruit turns to Our Virtual Academy for technician training
Autotech Recruit has partnered with OurVirtualAcademy.com to bring an online training portal for its temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers.
Aftersales 2 Jan
‘Dangerous’ defects prompt over a million MOT failures
Over a million vehicles have failed MOT tests since the introduction of new test criteria by the DVSA in May, 2018.
Aftersales 22 Nov
MoT failure rates fall, despite tougher May 2018 rules
Car MoT failure rates have fallen (rather than risen) since new, more stringent rules came into force on May 20, 2018.
Car Dealer News 10 Aug
IGA opens MOT Tester training and funding to non-members
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) MOT Tester training courses are now more widely available to aftersales providers thanks to a development of the scheme delivered in partnership with Progress Recruitment Solutions.
Aftersales 27 Jul
IGA and NFDA strongly oppose abolishment of MoT
The NFDA and the IGA have said they strongly oppose today’s report from The Adam Smith Institute recommending the abolishment of the MoT test.
Aftersales 25 May
New MOT rules may boost franchised dealer workshop volumes
Severe penalties for vehicles ruled unsafe by the new MOT regime may create upsell opportunities for franchised dealers
Aftersales 4 Apr
Lobby builds to end the MOT exemption for electric vans
Outdated legislation which exempts electric vans from the need for MOT tests needs to change, according to operators.
Car Dealer News 14 Aug
IMI’s MoT products shortlisted for FAB award
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has been announced as a finalist for the FAB Awards, in the 'innovation of the year' category for its MoT products.
Aftersales 2 Mar
Repair costs leave one-in-five driving faulty cars
Nearly one-in-five UK motorists admit to driving their car despite knowing it needs repairs because they can’t afford the bill, according to research carried out by motoreasy.
Latest News 25 Jan
Motorists vigilance must improve with proposed MoT rules
Motorists will have to be more vigilant when it comes to the maintenance of their cars to avoid proposed MoT rules becoming a threat to public safety, according to BookMyGarage.
Aftersales 17 Aug
RMI to open two new MOT training centres
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) plans to replicate the success of its Midlands training centre with the creation of two more as it looks to increase MOT training provision for garages.
Aftersales 13 Jul
New qualification to further professionalise the MOT industry
MOT testers and managers will be able to take a new qualification which aims to achieve new professional standards and improve the skills operating within the industry.
Market Insight 9 Jun
Threats and challenges: Automechanika seminars glimpse the future
Female empowerment, digital test drive experiences and a move towards marketing a wider range of mobility solutions will all be part of the retailers remit by the middle of the next decade.
Aftersales 6 May
RMI opens academy for MOT testers
The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills was officially opened today as the industry geared up for a new “professional standard” for the role of MOT tester.
Car Dealer News 27 Apr
SMTA in partnership with IMI to ensure dealers access to skills improvement
The Scottish Motor Trade Association has partnered with the Institute of the Motor Industry to support its members annual continued professional development (CPD) and assessment requirements.
Market Insight 22 Apr
RMI and SMTA to survey members over road tax changes
The Retail Motor Industry Federation and Scottish Motor Trade Association will survey their members and the motor industry to assess the impact of the Government’s latest changes to road tax on the annual MOT test.
Aftersales 15 Apr
RMI and SMTA address minister over '4-1-1' MOT legislation
The Retail Motor Industry Federation and Scottish Motor Trade Association have met with ministers to present a case against extending the MOT test for new cars.
Aftersales 10 Feb
Motor industry prepares for changes in MOT tester training
The way MOT testers are being trained is changing, with the role soon to become a National Occupational Standard (NOS).