Now is the time to end the MOT extension, says IGA

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is urging the government to remove the six-month MOT extension.

Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive says that there are approximately 1.6 million unroadworthy cars in use on our roads.

“Now is the time to end the extension. People are being encouraged to use their cars to go shopping and go on days out to boost the economy, rather than use public transport.”

Mr James affirms that the IGA has supported the Government and applauds the progress that has been made in controlling the spread of Covid-19.

“However, now that non-essential shops, leisure facilities and tourist destinations are reopening, it is not safe for cars to remain unchecked.”

Garages have been allowed to remain open throughout the pandemic and are following official safe working guidelines.

At Bellegrove we fully support the IGA position; that the MOT exemption should be removed as soon as feasibly possible.

Mr James concluded, “Ending the MOT extension is another positive step forward in the UK’s economic revival and will deploy people back into the workplace whilst underpinning road safety as traffic levels increase.”