The MOT test has recently been updated as of January 2012 to include new checks on stability controls, parking brakes, various warning lights (including airbag warning light working), rear doors, the power steering fluid level and other factors.
The distinct categories tested are:
- Lighting and signalling
- Steering and suspension
- Seat belts
- Body, structure and general items
- Exhaust, fuel and emissions
- View of the road