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Mandatory MOTs Returning Soon

Posted in General News on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

The six month extension on MOTs which was introduced to help motorists cope with the impact of the Coronavirus will soon be coming to an end. October is set to be a very busy month for garages around the country as this is when the first cars to be granted the extension will require testing. Motorists are therefore being advised to get their cars tested as soon as possible to avoid the rush.. According to a recent survey of The RAC’s Approved and Accredited Garages 93% of them expect the demand to increase in October as this is when the first cars that were granted an MOT extension will require testing. Crucially, 71% of the garages surveyed are reporting a reasonable level of availability for MOT testing and service bookings on a daily basis. However, there is concern among the garages surveyed that if too many motorists wait until October to get their cars tested their MOTs will expire before they can make a booking and get the test completed. RAC Head of Motoring Services, Adam O’Neill said: “In many ways this is an ideal time for people to get their cars booked in for an MOT – whether they’ve already taken advantage of the automatic extension or not. Our garages have yet to see demand return to pre-lockdown levels, but if drivers wait until the autumn they’ll be trying to arrange MOTs at the same time as hundreds of thousands of others.”

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