Automated Test Lanes (ATLs)
The MOT Centre Inverness is the first testing station in Scotland to install Automated Test Lanes. The equipment is manufactured by German company Hofmann, a leading name in MOT equipment and test lanes. It is the biggest equipment change to the MOT scheme since it was introduced in 1960. ATLs make testing more consistent by using wheel play detectors that stress steering and suspension components automatically. At the same time the tester can back this up with a visual inspection.
Although ATLs are not compulsory for all testing stations, The MOT Centre has invested in this state-of-the-art equipment to give customers the best possible service at no extra cost. The equipment also includes improvements to brake testing and headlight assessment.
The MOT Centre uses the Hofmann Pro II ATL 4/7 incorporating galvanised roller beds and a 4 Tonne lift and brake tester. As well as ordinary cars the ATL can accommodate Class III and classic vehicles. The customer database and printout is handled by a Dell PC running proven Windows XP software.