MOT numbers re-balance after a surge in numbers

MOT numbers are finally starting to balance after the extension was put in place and then lifted again. The extension saw a drop in MOTs in the UK between April and June, whereas 2021 has seen a 45% increase in MOTs.

This figure is only likely to increase in the next couple of months.

“While MOT test numbers between April and June are still some way off 2019 levels, it’s interesting to see numbers have recovered by almost half, or some 1.7 million tests,” said Karen Rotberg, Co-Founder of

“That means approximately half of the 3.4 million additional MOT tests that took place between September and December last year have already been conducted. So, while this autumn and winter will still be busier than normal for garages, we don’t expect it to be quite to the same extent as last year.

“We knew the six-month MOT extension would have an impact lasting several years, but this data shows that in the first year alone, MOT numbers have already rebalanced somewhat.”

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