motor trade insurance

4-2-2 Could Damage
Your Business

Proposal to change the
frequency of the MOT test to
every two years

We'd been with a local broker for years and he'd always told us we were getting a good deal. It was only when Alison from garagecover gave us a quote that we realised how much we could save.

Gavin Harney,
Braconash Motors

Government proposals to reduce the frequency of MOT tests.

The reduced frequency of the MOT tests could have a disastrous impact on the aftermarket and raise serious concerns regarding road safety and pollution. Is our industry powerless, or do we have a voice that can make us heard?

The current MOT sysem requires cars and light vehicles to be tested on an annual basis from the third anniversary of registration (3-1-1) but the Government proposes to change this to every two years from the fourth anniversary of registration (4-2-2)

What can we do?

There are two key actions to ensure the voice of the automotive aftermarket is heard by the decision-makers:

  • write to your MP
  • join the IAFF (Independent Aftermarket Federation, formerly the ADF) as a full garage member, or as a lobbying supporter.

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