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What Equipment Is Needed For An MOT Bay?

The process of setting yourself up as an MOT centre for the first time isn’t an easy process.

Between the design the workshop’s layout, the training your employees as well as making the necessary steps to become an Authorised Examiner there’s plenty to do before you’re able to mark the appropriate boxes.

We aren’t able to give you steps to be fully conforming. However, we can provide you with the tools you require to prepare your workshop for compliance.

If you’re planning to upgrade your vehicle to the Class 7 MOTs, which are the particular test required for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) These are the key items you’ll require:

1. A vehicle lift for LCVs

Every MOT involves an examination of the underneath of the vehicle. an MOT of Class 7 is the same.

Alongside along with a Brake Tester and a Brake Tester, a vehicle lift is typically the most significant investment you’ll invest in to make your workshop ready for MOT. This means that you have to ensure you’ve made the right choice prior to making a purchase. The MOT Testing Guide comes with a extensive list of requirements for a lift for your vehicle, and you must consult the specifications of their guide to help to ensure that you are in compliance.

To get you to get started, here are list of some of the top needs. In addition to consider, you must look for a lift using:

Wheel-supporting platforms that measure at the very least 4.8m long
Platforms that can be elevated to a minimum of 1.4m away from the floor
A jacking beam that weighs 2,800kg
A position that’s submerged into the floor
and a safe working load of at minimum 3,500kg

If you’re in search of an all-purpose lift for LCVs, that’s a great to match Class 7 MOTs, one that comes with two radius plates as well as an a-play detector, we’d suggest the Light Commercial Four Post Lift.

The name says it all that it was designed from scratch to be built with LCVs in mind. It comes with various lengths of platforms and capacities that can reach 6,500kg and the possibility of putting it on a floor that is recessed.

In an area where you don’t require lifts? You could also conduct Class 7 MOTs by using the Class 7 vehicle inspection Pit which gives you the same access under the side required to carry out the checks you need to.

If this is the case you’ll need pits that include:

An uninterrupted work duration of at minimum 6 meters
A minimum width of 760mm, but the maximum of 1.3m across the length of the work (measured across the pit walls)
A minimum of 1.4m or the maximum of 1.8m across the length of the work

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2. Brake Testers

Testing brakes is among the most crucial aspects of an MOT. Hence, it is crucial to obtain precise as well as reliable outcomes.

What does this mean regarding your equipment? You’ll require an brake tester that’s

Connected-equipment-ready DVSA approved
Created to reduce the chance of tyre injury
and durable enough to carry in producing reliable and accurate results

This covers the technical side of things. If you want to be sure of accuracy, you’ll need to minimize the chance of human error, too, by using a brake tester that will make it simple for your employees to use it and comprehend the results.

The In-Ground Brake Tester checks all the technical requirements for MOTs of Class 7 or higher. It also includes a user-friendly diagnostics software to facilitate analysis and display as well as a handheld tablet that allows engineers to examine your cars in the comfort of the driver’s seat.

3. Headlamp Testers

Testing the aim of headlamps is difficult to setup, and comes with detailed information about the perfect smooth surfaces and rails that required for your tests. (You will find these details in the Test Guide for MOT.)

In order to provide you with the most precise results of your tests – results that match the meticulously designed design of your test area You’ll require an accurate and user-friendly headlamp tester that minimizes the risk of your staff making mistakes.

Our 2500 Headlamp Tester employs photodiode technology that allows for automated positioning, which allows for precise alignment with the headlamp’s light beam.

(A photodiode is a device that converts light to electrical current. The same technology is employed in solar power cells.)

It’s equipped with either wired or wireless data transmission and has adjustable settings for high beam, low beam as well as lamp-headlights. With long battery life as well as rapid recharge times this is a low-maintenance piece of equipment that is ideal to usage on a daily basis.

4. Emissions Analysers

The main purpose of an MOT is obtaining a report of the way the vehicle’s actions affect the environmental conditions (as as well as how effectively it is using the fuel it consumes).

Particularly, you must to be able to determine and track how your vehicles meet standards set by the Euro 6 Standards, the EU-imposed regulations regarding the emission limits for engines.

If you’re planning to set your own central location for Class 7 MOTs you’ll require testing equipment certified by Euro 6 and MOT approved for example, like our cable-free Petrol and Diesel Emissions Analyser.

It’s a reliable, accurate and portable tester which operates at temperatures as low as -15degC It also comes with a Wi-Fi-enabled solid-state computer that can be connected directly to the analysing unit for distances up to 100m.

The best part? It’s easy and simple to use, featuring the ability to calibrate automatically for each test, which means there are no more filters to break or break!