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Looking to the future: Hayley Pells FIMI

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Hayley Pells FIMI on the industry, MOT sector and what the industry can offer youngsters

Hayley Pells FIMI on the industry, MOT sector and what the industry can offer youngsters

In part two of MotorPro’s interview with IMI member Hayley Pells FIMI, she discusses how important training is and how to encourage a new generation of talent into the industry

MotorPro: Training is the cornerstone of any career, how have you kept up to date with developments in our industry?

I am an enormous advocate of blended learning. The bulk of the training within the workshop is delivered through e-learning; it’s cheap, accessible and works at the learner’s pace.

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Tue, 11/19/2019
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Industrial revolution: Hayley Pells FIMI

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We speak with Hayley Pells FIMI on the industry, MOT sector and how the industry is changing

We speak with Hayley Pells FIMI on the industry, MOT sector and how the industry is changing

The IMI has a diverse membership base, in the first of two parts, MotorPro speaks with Hayley Pells FIMI, director at Avia Sports Cars, and one of the institute’s newest members, to get her perspective on the industry, the IMI and how she thinks things will change in the future.

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Mon, 11/18/2019
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Ten tips to keep your MOT business on track

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Keep your MOT business in perfect working order by following these 10 important tips

Keep your MOT business in perfect working order by following these 10 important tips

Running any business requires a certain amount of attention to detail, so that you have all your administration up to date and equipment is correct, in working order and easily accessible.

It’s no different if you run an MOT business, but it’s simple enough to make sure everything is in order by following the below tips:

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Tue, 11/12/2019
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Keep your business DVSA authorised

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Stay on the right side of the DVSA and make sure your business is correctly authorised

Stay on the right side of the DVSA and make sure your business is correctly authorised

A company I work for had a nasty surprise when I noticed that they had become a Limited company. I asked them if they’d informed the DVSA, and their reply was short, and telling; Why?
 
There are a range of business types that the average garage falls under: sole trader, partnerships, limited company and designated council among others. A quick look on your notice board’s VT9 Authorisation Certificate and online with your MOT account (MTS) will reveal what the DVSA authorise.

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Mon, 10/14/2019
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The trouble with emissions testing

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MOT testers need to follow protocols, no matter if they think it’s unfair, keep an eye on these seven areas to make sure you’re testing correctly

] MOT testers need to follow protocols, no matter if they think it’s unfair, keep an eye on these seven areas to make sure you’re testing correctly

MOT testers are on the front line of environmental action against polluting vehicles. A few years ago we had international emissions scandals, where manufacturers were installing so called “cheat devices” and the fallout is still with us. But that isn’t the only thing we have to contend with in the MOT bay, here are the seven areas of emission and smoke testing that technicians need to consider.

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Mon, 09/30/2019
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MOTs: minor, major or dangerous

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Consultant and MOT expert Paul Charlwood explains why defects can be categorised as both major and minor

When is a defect classed as major, and when is it minor? Depending on how you approach the MOT test and the defects you find, it could fall into both categories.

On a recent visit to one garage, the DVSA vehicle examiner (VE) re-examined a previously tested vehicle, but came to a different outcome to the original tester.

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Fri, 08/23/2019
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Talking MOT Standards

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MOT tester and DVSA authority, Paul Charlwood explains how to approach an MOT when something as small as a wheel nut can’t be seen or tested

Recently I was talking to a new tester who was struggling with MOTs, what was making his blood boil? If he fails a vehicle for a missing wheel nut, and it returns half an hour later with a wheel trim covering it, he can’t take the trim off to see if the wheel nut has been replaced.

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Tue, 07/30/2019
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The ten most common MOT blunders

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MOT testing is incredibly important, we list the mostly frequently made mistakes, so you don't make them

MOT testing is one of the most critical aspects of the motor industry, making sure only vehicles that are safe to use our roads do so. Testers and managers’ jobs can be stressful, so we’ve brought together the 10 most common pitfalls and mistakes, to help you avoid them...

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Mon, 07/15/2019
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Five predictions about the MOT test of 2030

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In 2020, the MOT test will be 60 years old. As vehicles get more complex and connected, and safety pressures grow, how will the MOT evolve?

In 2020, the MOT test will be 60 years old. As vehicles get more complex and connected, and safety pressures grow, how will the MOT evolve?

In 2020, the MOT test will be 60 years old. As vehicles get more complex and connected, and safety pressures grow, how will the MOT evolve?

Under the current MOT test system, most vehicles have to be tested by the third anniversary of registration and annually thereafter (some need to be tested after one year). A qualified tester checks the operation of the lights, the efficiency of the brakes and the emissions produced by the engine, among many other things. The result is a pass or a fail, with a list of minor, major or dangerous defects as appropriate. Failures can happen for a number of reasons: incorrectly adjusted headlights, low tyre tread, excessive exhaust emissions and so on.

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Mon, 07/01/2019
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