Links to existing legislation related to current issues plus useful links re: vehicle history.
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How a vehicle is assessed to retain an original registration
For those that need to know, here is a link to the fresh pages put up by the DVLA as to how a car is assessed on the points system for retaining it’s original registration.
Vehicle registration assessment
For anyone needing clarification on how it relates to their circumstances please feel free contact us direct.
Importing modified vehicles
As promised in the DVLA reply to the consultation document they have been changing, and unifying, the approach to certain parts of the registration process across all their branches.
Below is a link to the process related to importing MODIFIED vehicles that may help in ensuring you have enough info to avoid complications.
Importing modified vehicles
V765 – List of authorised owners clubs
The list of owners clubs accepted by DVLA for verification purposes can be found here.
Authorised owners clubs (PDF)
History of vehicle showing engine/paint changes
‘As the current registered keeper of a vehicle you can request information about the history of your vehicle and previous keepers. You must complete the relevant sections on the V888 form and send it with the fee of £5.00 to the address above.’
Taken from :-
Vehicle changes history
Current vehicle status
Checking details held about a vehicle online at DVLA e.g. Licencing status, colour, engine capacity.
Current licencing records
Previous MOT details
Site to check current MOT status and HISTORY of passes, fails and advisories (since computerisation of the MOT test).
Vehicle MOT records
In depth SVA detail here, especially re: goods vehicle interpretation.
Technical standards explained
SVA manual can be ordered from here.
Order manual from VOSA
All online download SVA manuals are out of date, Latest manual is April 2005 and closes some of the loopholes, like getting away with pipe lagging on sharp edges, and it also introduced the ESVA for certain vehicles.
This is a ‘quick version ‘ that appeared in The Gasser and is currently held on UK Hotrods site.
SVA – Rodding and the law
Comparison of requirements for SVA test between commercial vehicles and cars.
Commercial v Private comparison
Requirements to qualify for commercial SVA.
Commercial classification requirements (PDF)
Don’t think you can pull a fast one.
Loopholes closed (PDF – 54KB)
Clarification of testers interpretations.
Clarification to testers of parts of SVA manuals to acceptable parts.
Technical standards clarification
Please be aware that SVA will cease to exist at the end of March 2009 to be replaced by the IVA . This is currently envisioned to be stricter and could signal the end of home modifying, see current issues page for more information.