National Trailer & Towing Association
Promoting Safe and Legal Towing

Changes to MoT tests in April 2012

The Department for Transport will be making some changes to the MoT tests for cars to give more attention to the safety and security of towbars and towing electrics where fitted and present on the vehicle when presented for MoT inspection. These checks will be looking for any signs of physical damage, loose bolts, worn parts on the towbar. Similar checks to the fixed towing electrics will also include an operation check using a test pack connected to the 13 pin socket.