Aftersales 17 Mar
April and May to be challenging for aftersales, says BookMyGarage
Garages and workshops should expect a decline in MOT test demand during April and May as a result of the MOT extension last year.
Aftersales 2 Mar
MOT failure rate expected to increase in 2021, find Motor Ombudsman
The number of cars expected to fail their MOT test in 2021 has increased, according to a new survey by the Motor Ombudsman.
Aftersales 9 Feb
MOT demand expected to fall following Covid extension boom
Garages and workshops should expect a reduction in demand for MOT tests this month as all vehicles that were eligible for the Government’s six-month Covid extension have now been tested.
Aftersales 28 Jan
Emissions-related MOT failures soar
A record number of vehicles failed their MOT test last year due to faults relating to exhaust emissions, new data suggests.
Aftersales 15 Jan
Garages urged to inform customers of ‘Lockdown 3’ MOT requirement
Garages across the UK are being advised to communicate with customers that vehicle repair and MOT services will remain open during the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Aftersales 23 Dec
MOT demand expected to reach all-time high during festive period
Dealers and independent garages could be inundated with MOT bookings before the end of the year as motorists who took advantage of the Government’s six-month extension in June now require a test.
Aftersales 6 Nov
New COVID-19 restrictions spark record aftersales bookings
Aftersales departments allowed to remain open during the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will continue to benefit from record MOT bookings, BookMyGarage.com has reported.
Aftersales 4 Nov
IGA welcomes Government decision not to repeat COVID-19 MOT extensions
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has welcomed Government’s decision not to offer motorists another MOT extension and allow aftersales operations to remain open during ‘Lockdown 2’.
Aftersales 9 Sep
Motorists left cash-strapped by COVID-19 skipped 12.5 million car services
Car services have been skipped by around 12.5 million UK motorists left cash-strapped by COVID-19, according to research compiled by BookMyGarage.
Aftersales 13 Aug
Dealers should extend opening hours to capitalise on MOT demand
Dealers should consider extending the operating hours of their workshops to handle the anticipated demand for MOTs, following the end of the six-month coronavirus extension period.
Aftersales 3 Aug
MOT activity ramped-up in June, with 2.6 million car tests
Over 2.6 million vehicles were MOT tested in June as motorists continued to ensure their vehicles were roadworthy, despite the Government’s six-month testing holiday.
Aftersales 8 Jul
One-in-10 vehicles emerged from lockdown with ‘dangerous defects’
BookMyGarage has highlighted the post-lockdown aftersales opportunity open to car retailers with research which states that one-in-10 vehicles have emerged from lockdown with ‘dangerous defects’.
Aftersales 29 Jun
Mandatory MOT testing to restart on August 1 as Government eases lockdown
The Government has announced that after August 1 no more extensions will be available for MOT tests of cars, vans and motorcycles.
Aftersales 22 Jun
Over two million MOTs carried out during COVID-19 lockdown
MOT centres carried out over two million tests during COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown period as many motorists chose not to take advantage of the Government’s six-month exemption.
Aftersales 28 May
Aftersales opportunity beckons for 1.1 million 'unroadworthy vehicles'
Almost 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles are set to return to the roads as lockdown begins to ease, according to new research by Kwik Fit.
Market Insight 7 Apr
Vertu Motors trials thermometers as MoT Test centre begins COVID-19 testing
Vertu Motors begun trials of thermometers to test for COVID-19 coronavirus at its showrooms as an MoT centre in Belfast started operations as an official virus test facility today (April 7).
Aftersales 2 Apr
MoT centres ‘could be used as COVID-19 coronavirus test facilities’
MoT centres could be transformed into COVID-19 coronavirus test facilities to help meet Government’s aim to ramp-up its diagnosis of the virus, it has been claimed.
Supplier News 31 Mar
IMI welcomes DVSA extension to MoT tester assessments
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.
Aftersales 25 Mar
Motorists granted six-month MoT exemption during coronavirus lockdown
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.
Aftersales 3 Mar
Over 11 million lapsed tests highlight MOT aftersales opportunity
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.