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document My kit car hasn?t got a windscreen of any kind. Do I need a demisting device?
No, now that would be just plain silly wouldn't it  
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 1949 Comments: 0
document Is an electrically heated windscreen ok?
Yes, as long as it provides enough heat and distribution to clear the windscreen to give the driver an adequate view of the road.
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 3035 Comments: 0
document What makes for an acceptable demisting/defrosting setup?
The demisting/defrosting device must be either an electrically heated windscreen or a fan assisted warm air system using ducting and vents to direct...
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 1954 Comments: 0
document I have a windscreen on my kit car but it?s not a full height screen. Do I still need a demisting/defrosting device?
This is not an easy one to answer as the height of the windscreen determines whether you will need a demisting/defrosting device or not.   The...
rating 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 9455 Comments: 0
document Do I need windscreen wipers?
If you have a windscreen and it is above the ‘horizontal plane’ as described in this then yes you will need windscreen wipers as well as...
Not rated 20 Mar, 2008 Views: 2445 Comments: 0
document Do my wipers need to have different speed settings?
No. The requirement is to have at least one speed setting. The minimum cycle frequency is 45 cycles per minute if only one speed is used. If your...
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 1837 Comments: 0
document What is the correct function of windscreen wipers to pass SVA?
First and foremost they must be operational, so make you test them before heading out to the test.   They must be secure in...
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 2111 Comments: 0
document Does the windscreen washer bottle have to be a particular size?
The washer bottle/reservoir must hold at least 1 litre of fluid (for clearing the windscreen, not medicinal fluid for you SVA nerves!)
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 2125 Comments: 0
document Do I need a windscreen washer system?
If you have a windscreen above the ‘horizontal plane’ as described in this then yes you will need to install a washer system.
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 2074 Comments: 0
document What requirement does the washer system have to meet to pass?
It needs to function at the time of the test   It must provide adequate fluid to the windscreen to clear it in conjunction with the...
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 1772 Comments: 0
document How do seats need to be fixed down?
Seats need to be fixed to obvious load bearing parts of the vehicle structure such as the chassis to provide adequate strength.   If no...
Not rated 12 Feb, 2008 Views: 2225 Comments: 0
document Do my sidescreens have to meet any particular standard?
If your sidescreens are fitted with glass then it must be safety glass that meets or is equivalent to the following standards   British...
Not rated 19 Feb, 2008 Views: 2383 Comments: 0
document I would like to fit tinted windows, what is acceptable for SVA?
The windows ahead of the driver must let in at least 70% of natural light. Ensure you have assurances from the supplier when purchasing the glass...
Not rated 19 Feb, 2008 Views: 1695 Comments: 0
document What mirrors do I need on my kit car?
You must have rearward facing mirrors as follows;   In all cases an offside (drivers side) external mirror is required.   An internal...
Not rated 19 Feb, 2008 Views: 2646 Comments: 0
document What characteristics should I look for when purchasing mirrors?
All mirrors must show either an E mark or equivalent standard. The mark must be permanent.   The mirror must be enclosed in a protective...
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 2177 Comments: 0
document Do I have to fit a speedometer?
Yes, it is an SVA fail if your kit car has not got a working speedometer
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 2105 Comments: 0
document What do I have to do to ensure the speedometer complies with SVA
The speedometer has to be….   Fitted Operational Show MPH increments Increments cannot be greater than 20mph each Has to be capable...
Not rated 12 Mar, 2008 Views: 2691 Comments: 0



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