Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes end to MOT extension

30th June 2020 | John

Independent Garage Association – 29th June 2020 The Independent Garage Association (IGA) welcomes the Department for Transport’s statement announcing that the MOT extension will end on 1st August 2020. Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive comments: “We thank the Government for listening to our views. The news will give clarity to garages and allow them to […]

6-month MOT exemptions will be ending on 1 August

29th June 2020 | John

Today, 29th June, the Department for Transport announced that the 6-month MOT exemption for cars, vans and motorcycles introduced during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, will end on 1st August. As non-essential services start to re-open in line with government guidance, and more vehicles are back on the roads, having an up-to-date MOT will help to […]

Government to make announcement on six-month MOT exemption

26th June 2020 | John – 26th June 2020 The government is consulting on plans to end the six-month MOT extension, according to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The government intends to draft an amendment to the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, the IAAF has said. The reported change would bring forward the end date of […]

Independent Garage Association Press Release: Now is the time to end the MOT extension

23rd June 2020 | John

Independent Garage Association (IGA) – 23rd June 2020 The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is urging the Government to remove the six-month MOT extension with immediate effect, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that further social distancing measures will be relaxed from 4th July. Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive comments: “Now is the time to end the […]

MOT tests for HGVs will return next month – but only for certain vehicles

23rd June 2020 | John – 22nd June 2020 MOT tests will be made mandatory for some vehicles from early next month although exemption rules will still remain in place for many drivers. MOT test suspensions will be lifted for heavy vehicles although cars will not be made to take a test just yet as exemption rules still stand.  […]

14 million British drivers check their car once a year or less

15th June 2020 | John – 15th June 2020 An estimated 14 million British drivers fail to check their car for defects more than once a year, according to new research. The study of more than 2,000 UK motorists by road safety charity Brake and breakdown recovery firm Green Flag showed a shocking one in 10 drivers (nine percent) […]

Govt still mulling cancelling 6-month MOT extension as research reveals most drivers will MOT anyway

14th June 2020 | John – 13th June 2010 The government has confirmed the 6-month MOT extension remains ‘under review’ as new research shows nearly half of drivers expect to get their cars checked as normal anyway. Rumours are circulating once again in the industry that the MOT extension – put in place on March 29 and set to […]

MOT test extension will not be ended early as government hints at introducing new system

1st June 2020 | John – 31st May 2020 MOT test suspensions are being reviewed by the government and industry stakeholders but the current extension will not be lifted until it is safe. In a letter to the Independent Garage Association (IGA), the Transport Secretary revealed the DVSA continued to work with testers to develop guidance for a safe […]