Garages asked to encourage customers to bring MOT test forward ahead of autumn rush

DVSA issues "free toolkit" for test stations to help manage MOT demand following end of six-month exemption

Garages asked to encourage customers to bring MOT test forward ahead of autumn rush
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The DVSA is calling on garages to help encourage customers to bring their MOT test forward ahead of an “MOT rush” this autumn.

The DVSA’s ‘Beat the Rush‘ campaign coincides with the return to mandatory testing on 1 August.

On its Matters of Testing blog, the DVSA said: “We know that 52 per cent of MOT customers will come to you, at your garage, if they have questions about their MOT.

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“So, we’ve created some materials for you to use to encourage your customers to think about booking their MOT early.

“By working together, we can manage the unprecedented demand for MOTs which will start to peak as more and more customers try to get their vehicles tested from September onwards.”

The materials include draft messages for social media, email and text communications and graphics for use on garage websites and social posts.

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The agency will also be encouraging vehicle owners whose MOT is due in autumn to get their test done early through social media, press its MOT reminder service.

The DVSA is expecting an “extremely busy” autumn as motorists granted an MOT exemption will be required to an MOT test before the expiry of their already granted extension.

It comes at the busiest time of year for testing and demand is expected to double in September, October and November.

Garage Wire understands that extended MOT expiry dates will continue to be honoured for vehicles which have already been granted a six-month extension.

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    Dougal
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    Does this new DVSA ‘working together’ attitude extend to updating the test fee to reflect 10 years of inflation?

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    Chris gibbs
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    It wouldn’t matter if DVSA put the fee up to £100 a test, Garages would still under cut each other, and be doing them for £20.00.

    #199156 Reply
    Janine
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    Can the test price be increased to include PPE – like hairdressers all have & lets get rid of all the discounting – make the price legal !!

    #199157 Reply
    Alastair Mayne
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    Unfortunately it doesn’t matter what DVSA do to the MOT testing fee, until it’s made mandatory (certainly where we are) no-one will be able to charge the correct full price as we have too many other testing stations close to us heavily discounting the peice.

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    mark mitchell
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    we need set prices for mots but until vosa listens too us it will not happen i retire in 10 years i dont think i will see see this before i retire we need a voice that they will listen too but we dont have one the vosa councils are a joke its just window dressing i am a council member the meeting are a waste off time but its a night out too meet up with some off the boys

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    Anon
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    So is it mandatory for the mechanics to wear masks and gloves whilst in my car doing the MOT

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