New rules for MOT!

04 December 2013

New rules for MOT!

Diesel Particulate Filter check Required in MOT Test

It is an industry wide requirement that all new diesel powered cars employ a system for filtering particulates from the exhaust.

Department for Transport have announced that as from February 2014 MOT Tests for diesel cars are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter. Testing stations will be required check for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) 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 found to be no longer present.”


For many years we have turned down requests by our customers to remove their Diesel particulate filter (DPF). This may have lost us some work, and perhaps customers but we were sure at some point the DPF would be included in the MOT test.

It would now seem our reluctance to do this was indeed the right decision, and have saved customers wasting their time and money, only having to have to put a new the DPF back on their car again.

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If you have had your DPF removed and want us to fit a new on for you call us on 0121 384 6006.

If you have bought a car and don’t know if it has been removed let us check it out for you for you.