Sec­tion 6 Body, struc­ture & equip­ment

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Mot Changes -

Clar­i­fi­ca­tion is pro­vided on ve­hi­cle struc­ture as­sess­ment and re­pair If a fuel tank is holed or if the filler neck is split, it should be classed as leak­ing, even if the leak is not ob­vi­ous Miss­ing fuel or ex­haust shields Dan­ger­ous, if cre­at­ing a fire risk Any part of an LPG/CNG/LNG/ hy­dro­gen fuel sys­tem de­fec­tive Dan­ger­ous Spare wheel car­rier and bumpers in­se­cure Ma­jor; if likely to be­come de­tached it is Dan­ger­ous Tow­bar safety de­vice or cou­pling in­di­ca­tor dam­aged/not op­er­at­ing Ma­jor Is­sues with trans­mis­sion shafts now in­cludes prop­shafts Ma­jor The con­di­tion and se­cu­rity of the floors re­gard­less of how close it is to a load bear­ing com­po­nent

Ma­jor or Dan­ger­ous Any sound-dead­en­ing ma­te­rial or un­der­tray in­se­cure Ma­jor; if likely to be­come de­tached it is Dan­ger­ous

The DVSA ad­vises CM read­ers to lis­ten to the ad­vice of their garage on de­fects with their ve­hi­cles, whether im­me­di­ate (Ma­jor/dan­ger­ous) fail­ure items, or Mi­nor faults. This ad­vice can be used as the ba­sis for en­sur­ing that their ve­hi­cle is well main­tained all year around.

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