Testing Equipment

DVSA authorised testing facilities are better known as ATF test lanes, the introduction of ATF Lanes came in 2010, following the success of the designated premises or better known as DP test lanes.

Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment
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  • Testing Equipment
  • Testing Equipment
  • Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment
Testing Equipment

The ATF testing has allowed operators to carry out MOT testing of commercial vehicles in their own premises, allowing for additional benefits:

  • Cost saving on labour
  • Cost saving on fuel
  • Convenience
  • Testing of outside vehicles for return on investment

Most ATF test lanes have incorporated class 4 and 7 testing to allow for own personal to carry out MOT testing on cars and light commercials to increase the return on investment with the capital outlay.

ATF test lanes carry out MOTs on; Truck, Trailers, HGV’s, Buses, Coaches, PSV’s and other commercial vehicles. The main tests carried out during MOT are:

  • Underside inspection of vehicle by using an ATF compliant Inspection Pit
  • Testing of braking components via a commercial brake tester
  • Checking of steering axles by play detectors and pit jacks
  • Ensuring emissions are compliant by using an emission tester
  • Checking headlight aim using a headlight tester

All of the above equipment is supplied, installed and maintained by Everquip, and with 25 years of experience in designing workshops. Everquip understand DVSA requirements for layout of ATF test lanes.

Underside Inspection Product Requirements

  • 13.0m long ATF Pit uninterrupted 
  • Side entry and exit tunnels fitted to ATF Pit
  • Zone 2 lighting 
  • Pit Jack Rail c/w Pit Jack and spreader beam
  • Wheel Play Detectors ATF approved

Testing Equipment Product Requirements:

  • Commercial brake tester
  • Headlight tester
  • Emissions tester
  • Small tools and ancillaries

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Phoenix Truck and Trailer

Phoenix Truck and Trailer

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Unrivalled knowledge

Unrivalled knowledge of ATF lane layouts
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Working relationship

Close working relationship with DVSA
Experienced with DVSA

Experienced with DVSA

Experienced with DVSA pit requirements – straight or with tunnels
DVSA approved equipment

DVSA approved equipment

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We often work with

We often work with Business Owners, Mechanics, Architects, Quantity Surveyors
& Senior Management from the following sectors…

Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops

Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops


Transport / Hauliers


Bus and Coach sector


DVSA MOT / ATF testing stations

Councils & Local Authorities

Councils & Local Authorities

Construction Industry

Construction Industry




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Everquip Garage Equipment Limited were formed in 1995, we can supply the expertise to design, install and supply the after sales care to your Vehicle Maintenance Unit. From our range of Pre-Fabricated Steel Inspection Pits to the very best Commercial Garage Equipment, we supply a full range of capital equipment from Air Compressors, Commercial Roller Brake Tester and Mobile Column Lifts. We offer full consultancy and design for your new or existing VMU.

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…The attention to detail was first class from the beginning to the end of the job. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff at Everquip for the extremely smooth operation and attention to detail, and would not hesitate in recommending Everquip to future prospective clients."

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Your staff have been punctual, friendly and extremely professional in carrying out their work. They have done an excellent job."

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Our Services Department and Engineers are very pleased not only with the installation but with the obvious benefits as opposed to a conventional concrete pit. May I also commend your Company on the installation of all of the new garage equipment fitted within the Workshop. "

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