The Government has announced that mandatory MOT tests for cars, motorcycles and vans in England, Scotland and Wales will be restarted from August 1.
But Epyx warns fleets to ‘take care' as evidence emerges of "serious" component failures, alongside flat tyres and batteries, after vehicles have stood idle.
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that more than 3m (3,025,345) cars and vans had their MOT extended since March 30.
New research by Kwik Fit has revealed that almost 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles are set to return to the roads as lockdown begins to ease.
Kwik Fit also reports that the number of fleet vehicles, such as company cars, requiring new batteries rose by around 10% compared to the same period last year.
The average bill for each of those motorists affected over the last year was £115, covering repairs to components such as tyres, suspension and wheels.
Tyre retailer Kwik Fit has introduced social distancing measures for its mobile fleet operators as interest in the service has risen due to coronavirus.
Kwik Fit has agreed a six-year deal with Lex Autolease, the largest deal by value and forecast tyre volume that Kwik Fit has ever secured with a leasing company.
Kwik Fit awarded three-year Alphabet contract.
Tyre tread depth causing confusion for UK motorists.
The company says tyre replacement decisions and driving style will be key to limiting tyre consumption during an electric model’s fleet life.
More than 2.7 million drivers have had a collision or veered off the road in the past two years because they were distracted by their mobile phone, research by Kwik Fit has found.
Kwik Fit has expanded its ‘Mobile7’ operation and plans to continue rolling out the tyre-fitting service throughout 2019.
Kwik Fit has won a three-year sole supply contract with SG Fleet UK for the provision of tyres and associated products.
Future fleet and manufacturer wheel and tyre choices could be influenced by the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure, says Kwik Fit.
Communication and clarity with company car and van owners and drivers will be more critical than ever with this month’s introduction of MOT changes, says Kwik Fit.
The damage caused to vehicles from potholes over the past year is a 34% increase on the £684m repair bill in 2016.
The second annual Supplier Awards from Alphabet has recognised outstanding and best practices within the fleet sector.
Michelin and Kwik Fit technicians have found that 40% of cars they checked had at least one tyre that was “dangerously” or “very dangerously” underinflated.
Kwik Fit has announced its three-year contract to exclusively supply a range of tyre-related services to British Gas.
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