Special Notice 1 dated February 2014: Presence of catalysts and particulate filters on diesel powered vehicles. From 16 Feb a check will be made for the presence of catalysts and particulate filters on diesel powered vehicles. Any vehicle where a catalytic converter or particulate filter is missing where one was fitted as standard will fail the test.
On 16 February 2014 the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) became a testable item. The DVSA are aware of an increasing number of businesses offering to remove or bypass the DPF, compromising MOT test standards. We, as a test station, must adhere to these standards. If you have had a DPF removed you must have it reinstated prior to an MOT test. A test station not adhering to the standards is bringing the MOT scheme into disrepute, and authorisation to test can be removed by the DVSA
Upcoming possible changes (not yet formally announced). MOT tests for trailers, horse boxes, caravans etc.
Proposals to change the MOT tests for classic cars pre 1984 to fall in line with European requirements.