A new car has been added to the list of vehicles you are not allowed to use during a driving test.
The rules state you can take your driving test in your own car rather than your driving instructor’s if it meets certain rules.
But a number of models are banned, and a new one has been added to the list from Monday, March 7.
You cannot use any of the following:
The Smart Fourtwo is the latest car to be added to the list.
At the same time you should always check if you want to use a:
Some cars may be judged to be unsuitable and you won't be able to take your test.
A number of other cars are also banned because of product recalls, meaning they may be unsuitable.
They include certain batches of Citroen C1, Peugeot 108, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Yaris, Vauxhall ADAM and Vauxhall Corsa D.
You can take your test in a hire car if it’s fitted with dual controls and meets all the other rules.
And you can use a car with an electronic parking brake and hill-start assist.
The car must have:
In England and Wales, you should tidy your car before your test. This includes removing any rubbish or unnecessary items from the dashboard, footwells, door pockets, cup holders and seats.
In Scotland, your test will be cancelled if the inside of your car is dirty.
Your car must:
You can check if the car you wants to use meets the rules on the DVSA site.