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MOT TESTS - DPF FILTERS - AIR CON RE GASSING 

MOT TEST  

 
Your MOT certificate confirms that your vehicle, at the time of its test, without dismantling it, met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. 
 
It does not prove that your car is in a well maintained condition and Carnies recommend a yearly service of the vehicle. If the car has air conditioning this has a separate service requirement - a service we also provide. 
 
Diesel Particulate Filter check is part of the MOT Test 
 
Tests for diesel cars and lorries have been tighted up to ensure that vehicles have critical exhaust filter if one had originally been fitted as standard. 
 
Garages and testing stations are required to check for a DPF filter in the inspection of the exhaust system as part of the mot test from February 2014. 
 
The vehicle will automatically fail the mot test if the filter had been fitted as standard but is no longer present. 
 
Some firms offer services to remove the filter claiming it will improve the economy. But it is an offence to drive a vehicle that has been modified this way as it will no longer meet the emission standards the car achieved when it was approved for sale in the UK. For more information go to www.gov.uk.  
 
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WHEN CAN YOU MOT YOUR VEHICLE 
You can renew your MOT up to 28 days before it expires without affecting your annual expiry date. You can find out when the earliest date to MOT your vehicle is by checking the front of the pass certificate. 
CARNIES NOW ROUTINELY SEND A TXT MESSAGE REMINDER FOR YOUR MOT - APPROXIMATELY THE MONTH BEFORE - GIVES YOU TIME TO GET PRIORITY BOOKING 

DPF FILTERS 

 
Its an offence for it to be removed, and will fail your mot test if this is done. 
Environmental and Health Issues  
 
Roads minister Robert Goodwin said: 
" I am very concerned that vehicles are being modified in a way that is clearly detrimental to people's health and undoes the hard work car manufacturers have taken to improve emissions standards. It has become apparent the government had to intrvene to clarify the position on particulate filter removal given the unacceptable negative impact on air quality. This change to the MOT test makes it clear - if you have this filter removed from your car it will fail the test. " 
 

CAR AIR-CON - Summer is on its way - and this means stuffy cars!  

Did you know, your air conditioning in your car is not covered in general service schedules. Your car on average can lose 20% effiiency in the gas it requires - and can lead to a build up of harmful bacteria. We have the Valeo Air Conditioning equipment to replace your cars air conditioning gas to give you the cold air you need. See what offers we have. Have you felt recently that the car hasn't been as cold? Bit of a musty smell maybe? Book in now for air- con re gas now.  
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