New connected equipment rules for MOT garages

New MOT equipment will need to be able to connect to the MOT testing service.

From 1 October 2019, anyone buying a new roller brake tester will need to make sure it’s a model that can connect to the MOT testing service.

This includes buying one as a replacement for a broken one or as part of opening a new garage.

We’re doing this to modernise testing in garages, save garages time and reduce the risk of error and fraud.

Working with manufacturers

We’re working with manufacturers to develop other types of connectable equipment.

These are:

  • diesel smoke meters
  • exhaust gas analysers
  • decelerometers
  • headlamp aligners

When approved, these must also be used when replacements are needed.

More about MOT garage equipment is on GOV.UK

The Garage Equipment Association lists all DVSA acceptable equipment.