DVSA – Equipment Specifications

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DVSA – Vehicle Equipment Specifications UK:

When it comes to vehicles, knowledge is power. In this guide, Garage Equipment Association (GEA) will explore the specifications of your vehicle is essential for making informed decisions about maintenance, upgrades, and more. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) offers an invaluable resource in the form of Vehicle Equipment Specifications for the UK.

Unraveling The Significance of (DVSA) Car Equipment Specifications:

Car Equipment Specifications hold a pivotal role in ensuring your vehicle operates at its best. These specifications cover various aspects, including the engine, transmission, dimensions, and safety features of your car. Knowing the exact details of your vehicle’s specifications empowers you to make choices that can enhance its performance and safety.

DVSA – Equipment Specifications
DVSA – Equipment Specifications

Discovering Your (DVSA) Vehicle’s Specifications: A How-To Guide:

The question that often arises is, “How do I find the specifications of my vehicle?” The process is simpler than you might think. You can access car specifications, vehicle specifications, and more through DVSA. By providing your car’s registration information, you can unlock a wealth of data about your vehicle. This knowledge is invaluable when it comes to car maintenance, upgrades, and ensuring your vehicle meets safety standards.


DVSA – Car Specifications By Registration FAQs:

What Are Car Specifications By Registration?

Car Specifications by Registration are details about your vehicle’s make, model, and various technical specifications that can be accessed using your vehicle’s registration number.

How Can I find My Car Specifications By Registration?

You can find your car specifications by providing your vehicle’s registration number to a trusted source or service, such as the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) in the UK.

What Information Is Included In Car Specs By Reg?

Car specifications typically include details about your vehicle’s engine type, dimensions, weight, fuel type, safety features, and more. It provides a comprehensive overview of your car’s technical characteristics.

Why Is Knowing My Car Specifications important?

Understanding your car specifications is crucial for various reasons, including accurate maintenance, compatibility with specific parts or accessories, and ensuring your vehicle meets safety and legal standards.

Is There a Cost Associated With Accessing Car Specs By Reg?

Some services may charge a fee for accessing car specifications, but there are also free options available. Be sure to check the terms and conditions of the service you use.

Can I Access Car Specifications For Any Vehicle Using Its Registration Number?

In many cases, you can access car specifications for vehicles registered in the UK. However, the availability of information may vary depending on the region and the specific service provider.

Are Car Specifications By Registration Accurate?

The accuracy of car specifications depends on the data source. DVSA and official government agencies usually provide reliable and accurate information. However, it’s always a good practice to verify the details independently, especially if they are critical for your specific needs.

How Can I Use My Car Specifications For Maintenance and Upgrades?

Your car’s specifications are valuable for selecting the right replacement parts, choosing appropriate accessories, and ensuring your vehicle is properly maintained to extend its lifespan and maintain its safety standards.

Can I Access Car Specifications For Used Cars Or Older Models?

Yes, you can often access car specifications for used cars and older models using their registration numbers. However, some historical data may be limited, so it’s a good idea to consult relevant records and sources if necessary.

What Should I Do If I Have Trouble Finding My Car Specifications By Registration?

If you encounter difficulties or have questions about accessing your car’s specifications, consider reaching out to your local DVSA or a reputable automotive service provider for assistance.

MOT Testing Requirements Direct Link To Gov UK Website

This will link you to the .gov website and the latest version of the DVSA manual. For site requires you will need to view section D and then any specific for the class of testing.

Test Equipment Interface To MTS


This specification details the method of transfer and the specific data sets required for the transfer of MOT information from connectable test lane equipment in use at VTS premises.

Roller Brake Tester – HGV & PSV

Change document for the 2022 specification from the 2011 spec.

Roller Brake Tester HGV & PSV 2022 SPEC

Effective from 1st Aug 2022
Rev 9.0 Sept 23

Roller Brake Tester – HGV & PSV 1999 SPEC

Superseded 2011

Roller Brake Tester HGV & PSV 2011 SPEC

Superseded 2023

Wheel Play Detector HGV & PSV

2008 Spec

Wheel Play Detector Class IV & VII

2005 Spec

Tyre Tread Depth Gauge

1999 Spec

13 Pin Euro Trailer Socket Wiring Tester

2010 Spec

Wheel Turning Plates Class III, IV & VII

1999 Spec

Brake Pedal Application Device

2005 Spec

Roller Brake Tester – Class I & II

1999 Spec

Roller Brake Tester – Class IV

1999 Spec
Updated 2005
Updated 2019

Roller Brake Tester – Class IV

Flow Chart

Roller Brake Tester – Class VII

1999 Spec
Updated 2005
Updated 2019

Brake Decelerometer All Classes

1999 Spec
Updated 2006

Headlamp Beamsetter (Class IV, VII & HGV)

2005 Spec (May)
Updated 2005 (July)

HBT Aiming Screens Class IV, VII & HGV

Headlight Beamsetter Class I & II

1999 Spec

Plate Brake Tester – Class I & II

1999 Spec

Plate Brake Tester – Class III & IV

1999 Spec
updated 2006

Plate Brake Tester – Class VII

1999 Spec
updated 2006

Update Diesel Smoketest Limits Flowchart


Diesel Smoke Meter (Specification)

Superseded version 5.3
(April 2023)

Diesel Smoke Meter (Specification)

Current version 5.4 (July 2023)
Original issue date 2001

Exhaust Gas Analyser (Specification)

1995 Spec
update 2004