Your MOT could be due to expire soon

Your MOT could be due to expire soon

Car garages could expect an influx of MOT bookings. This is due to almost seven million MOTs expiring in September and October due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the latest figures released by the driver and vehicle standards agency over 1.3 million more year on year. That’s a 22% rise in figures for those two months in a typical year.

In 2019, a total of 5,680,200 MOTs expired between September and October. August only saw a five percent increase in expected MOT expirations in 2021. September is expected to see 3.6 million MOTs expire, an increase of 17 percent compared to 2019. October will also see a big increase in expirations with 750,000 more expirations forecast compared to October 2019.

This is due to the mot exemption that was passed between March 30th and July 31st.

Each year your MOT certificate will expire, it is your responsibility to keep up to date with this and book your car to see a qualified mechanic to carry out an MOT.

Bill Fennell, Chief Ombudsman and Managing Director of the Motor Ombudsman, commented on the surge.

He said: “After a small uptick in the number of MOTs forecast to expire during August, there is a notable acceleration in the volume of MOT certificates due to come to an end in September and October. 

“This means that it’s going to be an extremely busy period for MOT stations up and down the country during the next few weeks.

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