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Last-minute rush to book MOTs

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Millions of motorists are racing to book their MOT tests as garages face a six-month backlog from the Coronavirus lockdown. Nearly 12 million drivers were eligible for the MOT holiday introduced in March, with nearly two in five (37%) making use of the six-month extension. However, there are now an …

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Big brand SUV tyres at a bargain price

Kumho Crugen KL33 tyres

Product review: Kumho Crugen KL33 tyre for SUVs There are few things more stressful for owners of older cars than the annual MOT test. My anxiety was heightened this year because I bought a 4×4 in an online auction during lockdown and there’s always that nagging feeling that you’ve unknowingly …

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Most motorists took advantage of the MOT extension

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More than half of car owners who had an MOT due between 30th March and 31st July 2020 chose to use the six-month extension to delay their vehicle’s test beyond the expiry date on their existing certificate. According to a YouGov poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman, 56% took advantage …

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Cheapest places to learn to drive

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Learning to drive is a goal that many look to achieve as soon as they turn 17, but new data has revealed the true cost of getting on the road in the UK. South West England is the cheapest place to learn to drive at £24 a lesson on average, …

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Why it’s worth investing in premium tyres

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres tested… I’ve been the proud owner of a 2005 Mazda MX-5 for more than four years. It’s served me well, though my wife seems to beat me to the keys more often of than not – especially when the sun is shining. When I …

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Book your MOT to beat the rush

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Drivers are urged by the RAC to avoid the expected MOT rush by booking this summer. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of motorists have held off getting their MOTs by making use of the six-month MOT coronavirus extension which ends on 1 August. The call comes as new research …

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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

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Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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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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