MOT collection and delivery service offered by vast majority of indy garages

No need for another MOT extension thanks to sector's ability to meet needs of vulnerable customers, IGA says

MOT collection and delivery service offered by vast majority of indy garages
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A survey carried out by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has revealed that 88 per cent of independent garages are currently offering an MOT collection and delivery service for clinically extremely vulnerable and self-isolating people.

The survey, carried out this week on behalf of the DVSA, also found that of the 12 per cent of garages who do not currently offer this service, two-thirds would be prepared to if the customer was vulnerable.

Stuart James, IGA chief executive, said: “These statistics show yet again that the independent garage sector is able to safely meet the needs of vulnerable customers when they are isolating and need to MOT their car, which reinforces the government’s decision not to enforce another MOT extension.

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“The IGA has carried out many hundreds of COVID-19 compliance audits in garages across the country in support of the government’s drive to eradicate this virus.

“Independent garages have proven to be safe places for local communities to drop off their cars for MOTs, servicing and repairs, so that even our most vulnerable members of society can safely keep their vehicles roadworthy.”

Related: Motorists told to keep on top of MOTs and servicing during current lockdown

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    A survey carried out by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has revealed that 88 per cent of independent garages are currently offering an MOT co
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    James Palmer
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    This isn’t a new service to HC Motors. We have given this service to our customers for 40 years .As we are not a testing station, this works well for our customers.

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    Steve
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    Not much left out of the fee nowadays with all the extras but we have always offered this to the older customers and any that are ill but I collect one a day before work and drop back on my way home as we cant afford to employ another member of staff to do this they would of course have to be insured as well

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    Joy Mattock
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    So let’s get this right. 88% of garages are asking their staff to collect vehicles from self-isolating customers. They are self-isolating either because they are CEV, have come into contact with a COVID 19 case or are themselves COVID positive. Just think about that. You’re happy to ask your staff to get in that car where more than likely that COVID customer has been ?? Are you sanitising the vehicle with an approved spray ?

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    Joy Mattock
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    So let’s get this right. 88% of garages are happy to ask their staff to collect vehicles from customers who are either CEV, or self isolating. If they are self isolating it will be because they have come into contact with a COVID positive person, or have COVID themselves. Think about that – you want your staff to get in the same vehicles as the possibly COVID positive customer has recently been in. I assume you are sending with your staff all the PPE for this and sanitise the vehicle thoroughly before they get in it? We are being told only to make essential journeys. It obviously wasn’t safe ( according to the Dft ) in Lockdown 1 to travel to have this done as they granted an extension. Now this virus is more transmissible, it’s apparently ok.

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    Meat-Head
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    Why do that, wasted some time that will

    Iga cant even get a non premium phone number for a start

    As for spreading milly around no point

    Do the vet collect your dawg?

    Ok vet comes to hoss but different operating system

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