The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has welcomed the one-month extension to the deadline for MOT Training and Assessment to the end of April 2020.
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has raised concerns with the Government regarding the impact of extending MoT expiry dates for six months.
Cars, motorcycles and vans will all be subject to a temporary six-month MoT exemption in an effort to maintain essential travel during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has called for a three-month MOT moratorium during the Government-imposed lock-down of non-essential retail businesses.
Car retailers could better exploit a “concerning” trend which has seen over 11 million motorists driving illegally with a lapsed MOT certificate by highlighting the potential risks and penalties.
Car retailers are missing out on the chance to “turbocharge” their aftersales operations due to poor customer data, according to Marketing Delivery.
Franchised car retailers’ workshops captured 31.4% of UK vehicles’ MOTs during the first half of 2019, according to data published by Marketing Delivery.
A study of vehicle mileage data from one million cars has found that 6.5% of vehicles in the UK could have been clocked.
Brakes and tyres are the biggest problems for UK vehicles, according to UK car warranty provider, Warranty Direct
More than 10 million vehicles have failed the new MOT tests since their introduction a year ago, according to a study by Green Flag.
Garages are charging up to 60% more in certain parts of the UK for basic MOT and servicing work, according to a new study by Bookmygarage.com.
A third of all customer records currently held by UK franchised dealerships are inaccurate or incomplete, potentially preventing them from exploiting a surge of MOT and service work.
New Protyre data has revealed a North-South divide in the MOT fail rate following stricter government regulations.
City West Commercials has revealed exciting growth plans for its Exeter depot, including a new MOT bay and additional recruits.
The Royal Burgh of Kirkcaldy has been revealed as the MoT failure capital of the UK, according Government data analysis by HonestJohn.co.uk.
Franchised car dealers should prepare for a rise in demand for MOTs as a record number of cars are due for their first test this year.
Over a million vehicles have failed MOT tests since the introduction of new test criteria by the DVSA in May, 2018.
An in-depth analysis has concluded that up to 45% of franchised dealers’ MOT data is incorrect, meaning nearly half of their customers are being sent MOT reminders at the wrong time.
MyCarNeedsA.com has revealed that September is set to be a record breaking "boost" for garages due to upcoming MoTs.
Four-fifths of UK motorists have felt garages ‘held their cars hostage’ following a service or MOT, a new survey carried out by Fixter has revealed.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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