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How to Lower Diesel Emissions for MOT

Since the EU Roadworthiness Package of May 2018, it has become a lot easier for diesel cars to fail their MOT. The level of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) that diesel engines produce can have a detrimental impact on the environment and, consequently, the EU have put restrictions on the level of diesel emissions that your car can release.

The UK have mirrored this so currently, to pass your MOT, your car's MOT emissions have to fit specific criteria. Our tips will help you reduce your diesel car's NOx and CO emissions, not only saving you hundreds of pounds on a new vehicle, but also helping keep our planet safer for longer.

New Diesel MOT Emission Rules

In order to pass your MOT, your vehicle must adhere to a set of MOT emission rules. The MOT emission test rules in the UK state that:p>

How to reduce diesel emissions for MOT

If you have a diesel vehicle and you think it might not pass its MOT, there are a few things you can try before taking your car in:

Ready to pass? Book your MOT test online (or a car service to make sure you're as prepared as possible) today. Either way, find your nearest centre or chat to a member of our expert team.