DVSA calls on garages to test out new MOT reminder service ahead of official launch

Drivers will soon be able to register to get MOT reminders in their inbox

DVSA calls on garages to test out new MOT reminder service ahead of official launch
All drivers will need to sign up to the new service is their vehicle’s registration number and an email address.

The DVSA is developing a new MOT reminder service for motorists and is calling on test stations to try out a ‘beta’ version and leave feedback ahead of a formal launch.

Drivers will be able to sign up to get an email one month before the MOT is due.

They will get another email if they still haven’t had the vehicle tested two weeks before the MOT is due.

On the DVSA’s Matters of Testing blog, Head of MOT Policy at DVSA, Neil Barlow said: “At any one time, up to 28 per cent of cars will be overdue an MOT.

“Research shows that the vast majority of these aren’t down to people deliberately not getting an MOT – rather, they just need to be reminded to get it done on time.

“We want to make sure these vehicles get to you on time so that dangerous faults are found and drivers can get them fixed.”

The first version of the new service is available online now and is in a ‘beta phase’, which means the site is still being tested and improved.

“Before we start asking more drivers to test the service, I want to give you the chance to try the new service,” added Neil.

“There’s a link to a feedback survey on every page, so do leave your ideas.”

Click ‘more details’ below to try the new service.

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