If I Remap My Car or Van, Will It Fail the MOT?
If you're considering remapping your car or van, you might be wondering if it will have any impact on your MOT. The answer is maybe. It all depends on how the remapping is done and what kind of effect it has on your vehicle. In most cases, though, a remapped car or van will still pass the MOT. Here's what you need to know.
MPG Tuning always tunes within the engineering tolerances of the vehicle in question therefore it will not affect your future MOTs unless you have other defective parts at the time of the MOT.
What Is an MOT?
The MOT is a mandatory annual test for vehicles over three years old that checks for roadworthiness and emissions. The test covers a range of items, including brakes, tyres, lights, and mirrors. As long as your vehicle meets the minimum standards for each of these items, it will pass the MOT.
How Does Remapping Affect the MOT?
If you get your car or van remapped by a professional company, it shouldn't have any impact on the MOT. That's because reputable companies will only make changes that are within the law and won't do anything that would jeopardize the safety of your vehicle or others on the road.
There are some illegal ways to remap a vehicle, though, that could cause it to fail the MOT. For example, tampering with the emissions control system is against the law and could result in an automatic failure.
It's also important to keep in mind that even if remapping doesn't affect your MOT, it could still invalidate your insurance policy if you don't tell your insurer about the changes. So, be sure to check with them before getting your car or van remapped.
In most cases, getting your car or van remapped won't have any impact on its MOT. However, there are some illegal ways to remap a vehicle that could cause it to fail. And even if remapping doesn't affect your MOT, it could still invalidate your insurance policy if you don't tell your insurer about the changes beforehand. So, be sure to do your research before getting your car or van remapped.