Should The Government Implement MOT Changes?

Wednesday, 24. August 2011

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Another item I’ve reported upon before is the proposal by the Government to change the MOT requirements. The proposal is to make the first MOT due at 4 years and then every 2 years thereafter. In terms of cost this is good news for motorists but is this going to make our roads more dangerous. Some large fleets are questioning the proposals as the MOT acts as a good check at a time when things are starting to go wrong on a car.

Whilst cars used to be thoroughly checked when serviced the same level of checking is not being carried out as customers insist on lower costs.

Service intervals are moving out with greater reliance on warnings on the dashboard but is this good enough? Condition based servicing means that cars go into the garage to have a specific fault repaired or item replaced without a full service check being carried out.

With some fleet cars covering 30,000 + miles per annum and cars being run by companies for 4 years or more this is causing transport managers concern about the welfare of their drivers and other road users.

Whilst there is a cost saving to the business user of one MOT test the savings on repairs that should be carried out after the MOT test are a false saving as they are clearly essential repairs, or the car wouldn’t fail the MOT in the first place. What are your views? By Graham Hill

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2 Responses to “Should The Government Implement MOT Changes?”

  1. car mot ilford Says:

    I can really see this one causing a mixed review, obviously good news for motorists and bad news for local garages already struggling. However whether or not this actually comes in progress or not is another thing, this has been circulating for quite a while now.

  2. Says:

    Hey, there’s a new post going up soon showing how the MOT is going to change, incorperating much more with more reasons for failures, may help to balance things up – if it ever happens. G

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