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September 28, 2020 at 4:16 pm #201177Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
I read with some despair the article in Garage wire re the impending flood of MOT’s following on from the governments MOT extension. Andy Parsons of S
[See the full post at: Opinion: A black hole is set to follow autumn’s increased MOT demand]October 18, 2020 at 12:08 pm #202229PaulGuest
DVSA should have kept everyone’s expiry date as it was. If you took advantage of the full 6 month extension then you only get 6 months on your new mot ticket. That way there’d be no ‘black hole’ and no Aug/Sept/Oct chaos every year. This wasn’t an offer to give you 6 months extra on your MOT for free, it was an offer to take the stress off getting a test done during a national crisis. People have abused it (or at least taken unnecessary advantage of it) and now we, the garages and staff, have to deal with the fall out from it allOctober 24, 2020 at 8:32 am #202571Andy BowyerGuest
Paul you are right should only be 6 months on the mot end of the problem. Was not a hard thing to put in place but shows the powers that run the mots just need to get into the real worldOctober 29, 2020 at 12:34 pm #202763andrew carterGuest
I could not agree more, who is in charge of representing MOT garages? If there is someone lobbying on our behalf they should be fired (unless execution is an option). We all know the 6 month extension was not supposed to be an advantage for some and not others, it was supposed to aid limiting unnecessary exposure for both drivers and mechanics. MOTs are a completely computerised certification scheme, issuing a 6 month ticket to all automatically extended cars was not only possible, it would have been (from a programming point of view) easy to implement. I have yet to hear any single reason (other than blind incompetence) why this was not done. We would have only had to put up with the current surge, and loss of revenue due to over capacity once, now we face at least 4 years (no new cars registered this year either) of surge and decline. Many garages will suffer catastrophically as a result, BUT WHY?