New MOT test proposal 4-1-1 #
Posted by Peter Warman on January 30, 2017, 2:18 pm
Here is a quote from the new MOT 4-1-1 proposal |
It does beggar belief that the Government already know that struggling Independents are going to lose out on the 3rd year test fee. It will be up to Independents to drum up new business to fill the revenue gap .....but still allow some MOT stations to do tests for £20.00
Knock on effects all down the line, parts sales, tyre sales.......just to save the motoring public a £50.00 (or £20.00) annual safety check
Government want to hike the road tax in 2017, give back with one hand and take back with the other
Any extension to the first test period would result in lost revenue to MOT garages as they would lose the fee for those vehicles no longer requiring the three year test. Many MOT businesses are small or micro operations, usually carrying out routine maintenance and servicing as well as MOT testing.
Garages affected by a loss in revenue will need to look at options for utilising the freed up resource from doing fewer tests, and may face transitional costs associated with new work or services implemented to fill that gap.
Motorists will still be required to keep their vehicles in a roadworthy condition and therefore necessary repairs would still need to be made "