MOT test backlogs to cause havoc this autumn as DVSA warns garages will be ‘very busy’

3rd August 2020 | John

2nd August 2020 –   The DVSA has warned garages will be packed across September, October and November which could make it difficult to book in tests. The increase in demand is down to the MOT test extension scheme, which came into effect from 6 March until the end of July. Current six month […]

Six-month MoT extension ends on Saturday

31st July 2020 | John

Auto Express – 29th July 2020 The coronavirus MoT extension – that saw MoT certificates for cars due a test from 30 March automatically extended by six months – comes to an end this Saturday, 1 August. Cars due an MoT before that day will still have the extension applied to them, though, effectively meaning […]

One in 10 cars could have dangerous faults amid MoT extensions

10th July 2020 | John – 9th July 2020 The coronavirus crisis meant some cars got six-month extensions to their annual roadworthiness test. MoT extensions are a “serious safety risk”, one garage comparison site says, after research suggested one in 10 cars could have a “dangerous” defect. made the claim after studying data from the Driver and Vehicle […]

Martin Lewis issues huge MOT warning to millions of drivers – check now

3rd July 2020 | John – 2nd July 2020 Consumer expert Martin Lewis was back on our screens on Thursday night, 2nd July 2020, for the latest episode of the ITV Money show with Angelica Bell – and he had an important warning for drivers. Millions of motorists across the UK are being warned to check their MOT dates, […]

MOT extension ending but garage experts push for further measures after safety warning

2nd July 2020 | John – 2nd July 2020 MOT tests will resume for drivers who were already due an exam after August 1 with an extra month extension being applied to drivers due a test in July. However the Independent Garage Association is now pushing for further MOT changes as they issue a stark warning to motorists. IGA […]

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.  […]