The Coronavirus 6 Month MOT Extension

The latest research has shown that there’s likely to be 1.6 million unsafe cars on UK roads due to the six-month Coronavirus MOT extension, as MOT tests plummet by 70% in April May.

2.2 million cars were MOT tested over April and May, as the UK saw most owners take advantage of the MOT extension that was announced in support of the Coronavirus pandemic. From the 30th March, the DVSA waived the requirement for MOT tests for 6 months, with 5 million cars not tested and 33% of vehicles failing their MOT on the first attempt, this calculates over 1.6 million cars not being roadworthy.

MOT volumes fell from 7.2 million in April and May 2019 to 2.2 million this year, a decline of 70%. Over 5 million UK car owners took advantage of the 6 month MOT extension, even with many industry bodies advising motorists to still have their car tested. The DVSA has also stated that 33% of cars fail their MOT on the first attempt and it tends to be down to major or dangerous defects.

With this in mind it’s important to remember that the cost of an MOT test is a small price compared to the human cost if you’re driving a car and unaware it has a serious defect or fault. Many of us also tend to have our car serviced the same time we have an MOT and services can notify of any mechanical and safety issues that may need to be addressed urgently. Should you be in need of an MOT, whether your vehicle is due its yearly MOT test or you have delayed it due to COVID-19, make sure you contact MotorSolve today.

At MotorSolve we are based in Watford, Hertfordshire and provide a range of car and vehicle services including MOTs and servicing. We pride ourselves in offering you a quality service which is backed up with warranties on all our parts and labour. We have been established for over 10 years and we aim to provide only quality services that are carried out professionally, we offer both services and MOT testing to the highest standards. Should your car fail its MOT, we can provide you with a full quote that will cover carrying out the repairs needed, we will then re test your car free of charge. For more information on our expert services, please contact our team, we also provide pickup and delivery services.

Motorsolve offer friendly advice and to make everything as convenient as possible for you we can also arrange a local collection and delivery service or a courtesy car when you pre-book in advance*.

  • Pre-book and Wait
  • Overnight secure parking
  • Collection and delivery service (within a reasonable distance
  • MOT Failure Repairs

If your vehicle fails to pass the MOT test we can quote for and carry out any repairs to get your car back on the road.

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