The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have announced an important change to the issuing of MOT certificates, which should lead to people purchasing used Transit vans or other models to get a better idea of the condition of their new transport before they part with any money.
Under plans for the new rules, which have only just been finalised but are scheduled to come into effect as soon as next month, all certificates issued must now include the exact mileage of vehicles at the time of the test. On top of this, a record will also have to be kept and displayed in future of what this figure was at each of the last three MOTs.
The proposed introduction of this measure has been broadly welcomed across the industry, with the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) stating that it will lead to the better regulation of clocking and will therefore act as a confidence boost for tradespeople and fleet owners who are in more of a position to buy second hand light commercial vehicles than new Ford vans.