Nearly one is seven vehicles that passed their MOT test last year should have failed, according to a new study.
An MOT centre has been sentenced after oil drum it supplied exploded and fatally injured an agricultural engineer.
Kwik Fit research suggests that cars that have not been retested are 3.4 months overdue on average, while IMI warns of test centre risk.
Hyundai Ioniq models have been found to pass their MOT test for the first time more frequently than any other car.
The number of cars that have missed their MOT test expiry by more than three weeks has tripled during the last six months.
The way the MOT measures emissions from EVs has been criticised for not taking account how the electricity used to charge the vehicle has been generated.
A record number of vehicles – almost 1.3 million – failed their MOT last year, because of faults relating to exhaust emissions, new data suggests.
MOT test centres will remain open during Lockdown 3, but driving tests cancelled.
Demand for MOT tests is expected to soar this Christmas as motorists who took advantage of the Government’s six-month extension in June now require a test.
Problems experienced with MOT and servicing during the first lockdown have not be repeated a second time around, new research from Fleet Assist suggests.
MOT and service centres were inundated with bookings before new coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force, despite being allowed to remain open.
Forty-one per cent of fleets are experiencing issues booking service, maintenance and repair (SMR) work or MOTs, despite dealerships re-opening in June.
Thousands of company cars and vans had their contracts extended during the coronavirus crisis, according to new data from Epyx.
The Government is being urged to persuade motorists to book their MOT now in the interests of road safety and fears testing stations could become overwhelmed.
The DVSA is urging operators of vehicles due an MOT in September, October or November, to bring them forward to beat the expected rush for tests in the autumn.
Analysis of the latest Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) data by BookMyGarage, showed that 1 in 10 cars on the road could be classified as having ‘dangerous defects’.
Service, maintenance and repair (SMR) for fleets is coming under pressure on three fronts, according to Epyx.
Hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to be tested this summer could end up causing a backlog, the RAC has warned.
The Government has announced that mandatory MOT tests for cars, motorcycles and vans in England, Scotland and Wales will be restarted from August 1.
There were five million fewer MOT tests carried out in April and May 2020 than in the same months last year.
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