The MOT test is changing, heres a quick summary...

New defect catagories.

Defects found during the MOT will be categorised as Minor, Major or Dangerous.

The category the MOT tester gives each item will depend on the type of problem and how serious it is.

There will still be advisories as before.

Stricter rules for diesels.

There will be Stricter Lowered Limits for emissions from diesel cars with a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

A vehicle fitted with a DPF that emits any kind of visible smoke during the metered test will now fail. Your vehicle will get a major fault if the MOT tester finds evidence that the DPF has been tampered with.

New items to be tested.

Some new items will be tested during the MOT, these include: Reverse Lights and Headlight Washers on any car registered from 1st September 2009, Daytime Running Lamps & Front Fog Lamps on vehicles registered from March 2018, Engine Management Light, Brake Pad Warning Light, Contaminated Brake Fluid and Fluid Leaks posing an environmental risk.

New style MOT certificate.

The design of the MOT certificate is changing, It will list any defects under the new categories, so they’re clear and easy to understand.

Some 40 year old vehicles won't need an MOT.

Cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles won’t need to have an MOT if they’re over 40 years old and have not been substantially changed.

More information can be found here:


1st May 2018

The Autocare BIG giveaway is back for May 2018 and we're super excited!

All cars booked in with us for MOT, Service or Repair between the 1st May and the 8th July 2018 can be entered into the draw, one lucky motorist will win the Citroen DS3!!

There are 55 fantastic runner-up prizes also up for grabs!

11 Nintendo Switch Consoles
11 Apple HomePods
11 Beats Solo 3 Headphones
11 Fitbit Charge Watches
11 Dyson Cordless Vacuums


Cavey's patch proudly supports cash for kids!

9th April 2018

Exciting news! We have proudly signed up to help Metro Radio's Cash for Kids charity!

We will be donating £1.00 from every retail MOT to the charity.

Book your MOT in with us and help us to help them!

Every year Cash for Kids raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for local children and young people who are suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs, or who simply need extra care and guidance.

Their mission is to make a difference to children across the North East.

Bauer Radio's Cash for Kids registered charity 1122062 (England & NI), SC041421 (East Scotland), SC003334 (West Scotland).

Find out more about Metro Radio's Cash for Kids