MOT EXTENSION BOON OVER

The boon from the aftermath of the MOT exemption period is at an end, according to data from a service aggregator.

File photo of aggregator BookMyGarage’s team

Following the end of the six-month extension period in September, bookings made through BookMyGarage.com increased by over 60 percent, compared with the equivalent period the previous year.

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However, February makes the end of the extension period and work is likely to drop off accordingly, with millions of motorists having now shifted their annual servicing patterns in line with their new MOT expiry date.

Karen Rotberg, Co-Founder of BookMyGarage.com said: “The second quarter of 2021 will be challenging for garages, with millions of MOTs effectively now not taking place during these months. That said, it’s worth remembering that three-year-old cars which are due their first MOT test this year, and were first registered between April and June, will help recover some of the work lost during this difficult period.”

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Published by Greg Whitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist @GregWhitaker5

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