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DVSA’s new online method for recording and managing MOT results has now been implicated at all 22,700 MOT garages countrywide. Already, over 3 million tests have been undertaken using the new system.

The internet service has been created to enable garages more flexibility, without the need for specialist IT equipment, and enables garages to record test results using mobile devices such as tablets and laptops.

Neil Barlow, the DVSA’s Service Manager, said: "There have been a few issues, but the service has now been stabilised and we are pleased to see that around 150,000 MOT certificates are being issued every working day which means the service is operating up to the levels seen in the old MOT comp system.

Barlow continues: "I would like to thank garages for their patience during the transition phase. This is now complete, and although we still have workarounds in place for some temporary issues, I am confident that testers will already be seeing the benefits of a more modern, flexible service.

"We will continue to develop the system based on the feedback we get from garages. For example, we will shortly be updating the process for issuing certificates, to allow garages to email certificates and download copies for their own records. We will also be streamlining the process for carrying out retests."

DVSA has provided instructions on GOV.UK on how testers might fix particular temporary issues, such as slot accounts not updating or incorrect cherished transfer expiry dates.

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After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

December 15, 2015

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