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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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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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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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