Garages facing huge MOT pile-up this autumn and winter

A MOT-Krame this fall will put mechanics and drivers under pressure.

Car owners are urged to book their vehicles as soon as possible to relieve the country’s workshops.

An increase in bookings is forecast by experts based on the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), which is granting a six-month extension for MOTs at the beginning of the pandemic.

This extension changed the generally even distribution of TÜVs over the year to a high concentration in the final months of 2021.

The surge in demand is expected not to come from those who have taken advantage of the extension, but from those who have an MOT in October, November and December.

A spokesperson for LeaseCar.de said: “For the past 18 months, workshops have felt the pressure from the sheer volume of work they are receiving.

“We encourage those who do not yet have their MOT to book in good time in order to avoid the last minute rush and to relieve the mechanics.

“It’s also important that our vehicles are safe for the road in the fall and winter, especially when the conditions change.

“You will just be overrun; there is no other way of expressing it. “

It is not only the road safety and legality of British motorists that are of concern, but also the psychological and physical strain on the country’s mechanics.

Experts remind motorists to show compassion for those working in the automotive industry before an extremely busy time.

The MOT must be renewed every 12 months, unless your vehicle is less than three years old. In this case, a TÜV must be carried out on its third anniversary.

The fine for driving without a valid MOT certificate can be up to £ 2,500 and in some cases three points on your driver’s license.

According to GOV.uk, the maximum fee for a car MOT is £ 54.85 and £ 29.65 for a motorcycle.

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