Diesel Smoke Meter upgrades for MOT testing stations

On 20 May 2018, the MOT will be changing with stricter limits for some diesel cars. This will mean upgrading the equipment you use to test for Diesel Smoke Meters.

Although most of you are fully prepared for the changes to the MOT, some of you are not able to upgrade the software on your equipment, or have new equipment installed, because of delays from the equipment manufacturers.

Testing from 20 May 2018

If you are affected by the delay, you will still be able to continue testing from 20 May 2018.We will be issuing a workaround procedure for anyone affected soon, to explain the equipment models that it applies to and details of the procedures.

If you have not contacted your manufacturer to arrange an upgrade or order new equipment, it is important that you do. The workaround will only be usable for the equipment or software affected by the manufacturer’s delay.

Find out whether your equipment can be upgraded or if you need to order new equipment