Sharp rise in the number of online searches for ‘DIY MOTs’

This comes as the cost of living crisis continues to put pressure on household budgets

Sharp rise in the number of online searches for ‘DIY MOTs’
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There’s been a sharp rise in the number of Google searches for DIY MOTs, as motorists look to save money during the cost of living crisis.

Indeed, searches related to MOTing your own car are up 64 percent compared to last year, while searches for ‘how to service your own car’ are up 22 percent. While the latter is possible, albeit with the right tools and expertise, the former isn’t.

As the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) points out, an MOT must be carried out at an authorised vehicle testing station by an approved tester,

David Kottuan, operations manager at Scrap Car Comparison, the company behind the research, warned against the false economy of doing routine servicing at home, saying: “It’s recommended to have your car serviced routinely by a professional and carry out pre-MOT checks yourself to keep your car in working order, potentially decreasing the cost of repairs that you may need a qualified mechanic to undertake.

”While [motorists] may be unable to carry out [their] own MOT, or not feel confident enough for a DIY car service, there are some simple checks [they] can carry out prior to [an] MOT that could ensure [they] don’t need costly repairs or lead to an unexpected failure.”

1 Comment

  1. It just shows how for want of a better word ‘THICK’ society is going


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