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Coronavirus: Six-month emergency MOT extension

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Drivers worried about getting an MOT because of the coronavirus crisis have been handed a reprieve. Cars, vans and motorcycles due their MOT from March 30, 2020, will have their MOT extended by 6 months. However, the government has warned that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition. The …

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Police crackdown on MOT dodgers

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More than 68,000 motorists have been caught driving without an MOT since stricter guidelines were introduced, new research has revealed. The MOT test changed in May 2018, with tighter rules around emissions and safety as well as higher fines for drivers caught with an unroadworthy vehicle. A freedom of information …

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Motorists failing the MOT memory test

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Millions of drivers are at risk of being slapped with a fine, penalty points or even a driving ban for driving a car in a dangerous condition. Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, found that over 11.6 million drivers had not taken their car for its …

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Worried motorists delaying car servicing

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Unexpected repairs are putting many drivers off getting their cars serviced, new research suggests. The survey of 2,000 drivers for RAC MOT Assist means that millions of cars on the UK’s roads could be in a less-than-perfect condition. A quarter of all drivers (24%) – the equivalent of 3.8m people …

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New survey exposes MOT myth

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Almost half of drivers believe an MOT is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months. A valid MOT certificate only confirms that a car has met the minimum standard of roadworthiness at the moment the test was completed. But 47 per cent assume …

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MOT warning: One in four drivers risking £2,500 fine

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Millions of motorists are ignoring serious safety warnings from mechanics when getting their MOT, claims new research. One in four cars leave forecourts with MOT advisories that could pose danger and result in a fine of up to £2,500 if not addressed, according to new data from Protyre. The analysis …

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Revealed: Britain’s used car ‘zombies’

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New research has unearthed a crypt of ‘zombie cars’ – models that are no longer in production, yet are still being bought in healthy numbers on the used car market. The Jaguar X-Type, Land Rover Freelander and Vauxhall Vectra top the list of obsolete motors still hugely popular, according to …

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Drivers confused about new MOT rules

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  Half of motorists are confused by the new MOT rules, new research from the RAC suggests. While the new MOT test will still produce a pass or fail outcome, three new categories of fault types have been introduced – two of which result in a failed test (‘dangerous’ and …

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Top 10 fastest disappearing cars from the 1990s

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New research has revealed that the Top 10 best-selling cars from the decade of ‘Cool Britannia’ are vanishing from our roads at an alarming rate. In 1993 the Mk5 Ford Escort was Britain’s best-selling car. It sold 122,002 units that year, but now there are just 460 of those left …

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New four-year MoT plan ‘risks lives’

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Controversial planned changes to the MoT test will increase the number of unsafe vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to Government figures obtained by consumer motoring site HonestJohn.co.uk. The Government’s plans to extend the annual roadworthiness test from three to four years – which is currently undergoing a consultation period – …

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