New Motorcycle MOT Station Wanted? 2018 is already waiting for you…

It might be the middle of summer; but now really is the time to start to turn your attention toward the 2018 season if you want your garage to be MOT approved, ready & waiting for the first customers of the year... Gaining the approval of your garage's MOT facility through the vehicle inspectorate can …

What is a Play Detector?

A play detector is used within an MOT bay to eliminate test assistance from a 3rd party and to repeatably inspect both the steering and suspension elements of the subject vehicle. Play detection equipment can be installed into an inspection pit or within dedicated recesses within a lift's platform. Designs of play detection equipment vary …

Sole Trader MOT’s with an Inspection Pit

Many people imagine that as a sole trader; operating an MOT station from a small premises with limited headroom might be impossible - but you might also be surprised after talking to GETECH! Using an inspection pit to conduct the under vehicle checks required as part of the MOT is perfectly acceptable to the DVSA …

Calibration and Service – Some myths de-bunked

When you think about your MOT bay equipment and measures you can take to ensure your equipment remains in good condition what is the first thing that comes to mind? We suspect you will say either calibration or servicing. They are both likely answers, but most garage owners still have trouble explaining the difference between …

Class 4 or 7 MOT Test Bay Packages by GETECH

Adding an MOT bay to an existing garage or building a new workshop premises with associated MOT facilities? Then GETECH Equipment should be your obvious first port of call and here are some of the reasons why; Manufacturing Pedigree Equipment is only manufactured in Europe Equipment comes with a 5 year extended parts warranty Costs …

Handy Guide for Wannabe MOT Stations

Much confusion surrounds both the types of test bay which you can install and also with respect to the installation of an MOT bay within a garage environment. This handy synopsis explains the detail you need to know... Basic Classifications of Test Classes The first thing to understand is what are the classes of vehicle …

What are the Requirements to Become an MOT Centre?

Upon doing our usual online checks, we discovered the following search question from within Google which gave the lead for this blog post: What are the Requirements to Become an MOT Centre? Well, to answer this question correctly it must be expanded. Part 1 of the response is blogged here... From an owner/operator perspective it …

Local Authority Consent for MOT Bay Applications

Part of the application evidence that needs to be submitted to the DVSA when applying for an MOT station licence is "Local Authority Consent" which appears within Section C of the VT01 application form. Specifically the VT01 form requests; Evidence of planning permission (or an excemption) or written confirmation that existing approval covers MOT testing. …