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MSVA provides a cost effective form of type approval for two, three and some small four wheeled vehicles that do not have European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). It is run by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) at a number of specialist test stations around the country. Here is a complete list of test stations.
The Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) scheme is a pre-registration inspection for cars and light goods vehicles that have not been type approved to British or European standards. The main purpose is to ensure that these vehicles have been designed and constructed to suitable safety standards before they can be used on public roads.
VOSA offers a range of licensing, testing and enforcement services with the aim of improving the roadworthiness standards of vehicles, ensuring the compliance of operators and drivers with road traffic legislation, and supporting the independent Traffic Commissioners.
Here is a complete list of test stations.
Vehicle crime in the UK is a serious problem. It costs the economy an estimated £3b a year and it affects motorists directly by raising insurance premiums. One aspect of vehicle crime is car ‘ringing’. This is a practice that involves passing off stolen cars as repaired, accident damaged cars.
The VIC marker has been introduced to prevent ‘ringing’. Here is how it works. Insurers must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of all cars ‘written off’ within salvage categories A, B or C. This notification will set a ‘VIC marker’ against the DVLA vehicle record. While a VIC marker remains set, DVLA won't issue a registration certificate V5C, or vehicle licence reminder V11. The VIC marker will only be removed, when the car passes a VIC.
The VIC is designed to confirm the car's identity and helps ensure that the genuine car is returned to the road. It takes around 20 minutes to complete and involves comparing the details on the DVLA vehicle record, against the car presented.
The VIC is a check of identity, it doesn't roadworthiness for the vehicle. It is not an MOT!
Once a car has passed a VIC the V5C issued will be marked to show “substantially repaired and or accident damaged; identity checked on dd/mm/ccyy”.
To check if a VIC marker is set you can contact VOSA on 08706 060 440.
VOSA can only conduct a VIC on a car that has a VIC marker set against the DVLA vehicle record.
Here is a complete list of test stations around Britain.
The VOSA provides a range of licensing, testing and enforcement services with the aim of improving the roadworthiness standards of vehicles, ensuring the compliance of operators and drivers with road traffic legislation, and supporting the independent Traffic Commissioners.
| VOSA Headquarters || Berkeley House |
| Phone Number || 0870 606 0440 |
| Fax || 0117 954 3212 |
| Email Address |
|Website|| www.vosa.gov.uk |