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Automated MoT test lanes

Franchised dealers are gradually incorporating automated MoT lanes, but with an investment of about £30,000 and a fixed rate charge for an MoT at £54, it is often not cost-effective. Of the UK’s 22,000-strong MoT testing centres, just 3,000 are franchised dealers.

Dave Garratt, chief executive of the Garage Equipment Association, said: “Mitsubishi dealers, for example, are predominantly rural-based, so you will find most operate an MoT test lane, but for city-based premium dealers who charge labour rates of more than £100 per hour, it’s not worth their while when the test takes 45 minutes and is a fixed rate.”

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