The new MOT test has come into force this week and there is already some confusion surrounding the wide-ranging changes and fresh initiatives. To begin with one of the biggest changes is the introduction of three new categories which deem the seriousness of a fault. These are: MINOR, MAJOR and DANGEROUS. The latter two result
Tyres, brakes and lighting make up the most common reasons for one in six cars failing their first MOT test, according to Honest John, the Daily Telegraph Motoring column. Based on analysis of more than 400m MOT records from the DVSA, the report claims that tyres account for 101,000 failures (second only to lighting, which
MOT failure rates caused by defective Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) have more than trebled, which has serious implications for road safety, according to TyreSafe. The tyre safety group has voiced its concerns after revealing that more than 23,000 vehicles required a retest following identification of TPMS issues in 2016, compared with a little over
Carmakers have come under fire in the last couple of weeks amid claims they are fitting Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) that are failing to warn drivers of deflating tyres. Independent research by campaign group Transport & Environment has accused some car companies of cutting manufacturing costs by fitting cheap indirect tyre pressure monitoring systems.
Almost 20,000 cars failed their MOT due to faulty or defective Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) between April 2014 and March 2015, according to new statistics. Not only is this an enormous frustration for UK motorists, but it is also endangering the lives of the drivers, their passengers and other road users. The fitment of
Tyre pressure plays a vital role in ensuring motorists stay safe on the roads because it affects how a car brakes and handles when driving. For this reason, the introduction of the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an important innovation, yet many vehicle owners are not aware of what it is or if they
A faulty Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now an automatic MOT fail on cars registered after 1 January 2012 and is already catching motorists out – many of whom do not even know they have it. Millions of cars in the UK are now fitted with TPMS, which monitors the vehicles tyre pressure and