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 […]

How Sir Stirling Moss changed F1 60 years ago today

29th May 2020 | John – 29th May 2020 On 29 May 1960, Sir Stirling Moss drove his Lotus for almost three hours of punishing racing, battling through the rain on the streets of Monte Carlo to win the Monaco Grand Prix – it marked the first victory in a Formula 1 world championship race for Lotus. Exactly 60 […]

British GP open to August date to save race

27th May 2020 | John – 26th May 2020 The British Grand Prix could switch to a date in August in order to save the race following the UK government’s latest quarantine measures, according to Silverstone chief Stuart Pringle. Silverstone had been hoping to hold back-to-back F1 races on 26 July and 2 August behind closed doors as part […]

Risk of 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles returning to the UK highways

24th May 2020 | John – 22nd May 2020 New research by the nation’s largest MOT tester reveals that almost 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles are set to return to the UK’s streets as the lockdown begins to ease and people increasingly take to their cars. Kwik Fit carries out more MOTs than any other company and it has analysed […]

Government confirms six-month MOT extension could be cancelled at any time as industry calls for it to be ended now

22nd May 2020 | John – 22nd May 2020 The government has confirmed the six-month MOT exemption is under constant review – and could be cancelled at any time. Currently the MOT extension is running from March 20, 2020, to March 29, 2021 – with any cars due an MOT in that time period given an automatic 6-month extension. […]

MOT extension should be stopped ‘without delay’ as motorists are put ‘at risk’

21st May 2020 | John – 20th May 2020 MOT experts at the Independent Garage Association (IGA) claim damaged vehicles could be left “unrectified” which could see many dangerous cars left on the road. The IGA says stopping the extension will ensure cars are kept in a roadworthy condition and ensure roads remain safe. Data from the DVSA has […]