From 1 October 2019, anyone buying a new roller brake tester must make sure it’s a model that can connect to the MOT testing service.
This includes buying replacement equipment, and as part of the process of getting authorisation to carry out MOTs at a test station.
The DVSA has done this to modernise testing in garages, save garages time and reduce the risk of error and fraud.
Working with manufacturers
The DVSA is working with manufacturers to develop other types of connectable equipment.
• diesel smoke meters
• exhaust gas analysers
• headlamp aligners
The rules for these kinds of equipment have not changed, but DVSA is planning to do so in the future.
You can find more about MOT garage equipment on GOV.UK
The Garage Equipment Association lists all DVSA acceptable equipment.