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Guest tint325i
Front windows will no be check on the MOT, and will fail if they dont conform...

Thats GREAT news for us!

Repeat business every year, with a bonus of removal before the test!!

where are u hearing that mate? any links for dvla / vosa?

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Been doing front windows test over here for years now,i thought it was supposed to be same dvla rules. :hopo

just spoken to mot tester and he hasnt heard anything about it yet, anywhere we can get definate info on this?? cant see anything on dvla / vosa sites,

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Been doing front windows test over here for years now,i thought it was supposed to be same dvla rules. :lol

just spoken to mot tester and he hasnt heard anything about it yet, anywhere we can get definate info on this?? cant see anything on dvla / vosa sites,

It must be different over there DVLA in Belfast have been testing front windows for years now.

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You boys are too lazy.... All MOT Testing Stations should have recieved a booklet and Letter...

Last year, the European Directive covering the MOT test was updated and revised by a modern version called 2009/40/ EC.

This was then updated by 2010/48/EU, which was ratified on 5 July this year

The changes bring the requirements for car and commercial tests closer together with approximately 50 new testable items to be added.

VOSA are currently working with MOT testers to try to ensure that the new test is cost neutral, in other words no fee increase. Also they are working with testers to find the most efficient way of checking the new items.

Implicationsfor modified vehicles

New areas specifically affecting modified cars include:

HID headlamps and bulb incompatibility,

Tinted windows

Wiring condition and, possibly of greater concern

Mudguards(wings), spray suppression devices.

Visual inspection

(a)Missing,loose or badly corroded

(b)Insufficient clearance to road wheel

© Not inaccordance with the requirements.

Engine performance:

(a) Control unit illegally modified.

(b) Illegal engine modifications.

Currently we do not have a list of illegal engine tuning parts in this country but the EC is looking at restrictions across the board, particularly as OEM are pressing against tuning of their ECU software, maintaining that it is their property, regardless of the vehicles sale.

We previously reported on the German take on chip tuning

Chip Tuningrestrictions

Obviouslyany ban on tuning would negatively affect not only our hobby but also a vast range of aftermarket suppliers who still seem to be ignoring the possible consequences of any new legislation.

After liasingwith ETO (European Tuners Organisation) there is every possibility that any initial laws will be aimed at cars which use an 'Emissions' based tax system.

As the system is based also on economy it may be that wider wheels,increasing rolling resistance and other mods that affect weight or aerodynamics fall foul of the regulations

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