DVSA plea as MOT centres brace for increased demand

11.54 | 3 August 2020 |

Motorists are being encouraged to bring their MOT forward if it’s due in September, October or November 2020, to help beat an expected rush for tests.

Cars, motorcycles and light vans that were scheduled for an MOT between 30 March and 31 July were given a six-month extension to help keep motorists moving during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a result, the DVSA is predicting a busy few months for MOT centres.

This is because vehicles that were given an extension and those that would normally be due their MOT will both need to be tested.

Chris Price, DVSA head of MOT policy, said: “MOT exemptions were issued to allow people to continue to use their vehicles for essential travel during the pandemic.

“The MOT is an important test to make sure a vehicle remains safe to drive.

“We know that MOT centres are likely to be very busy this autumn with double the usual demand. We are encouraging motorists to consider bringing their MOT forward to help beat the rush.”



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