Mandatory MOT Testing To Be Reintroduced From August 2020
30th June 2020
Following mounting concerns about road safety, the government has announced that MOT mandatory testing is to be reintroduced from August 1st 2020, following the 6 month exemption granted to drivers during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The temporary exemption was introduced on March 30th to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. However, testing will recommence after July now that restrictions are beginning to lift across the country, which will undoubtedly generate increased road use. Drivers will still receive a six-month extension if their MOT due date is before August 1st, providing their vehicle is kept in a roadworthy condition.
The government’s decision means that garages can once again benefit from sending MOT reminders to their customers as August approaches, ensuring that everyone is aware of the return towards normality and the importance of getting their vehicles checked – particularly for any safety concerns.
Garages and workshops must also prepare for a potentially busier period towards the end of the year, as drivers who have received the 6 month extension will now be looking to book their MOTs between September and December, in addition to services originally scheduled for this time.
Using an MOT Scheduler will allow technicians to easily manage the upcoming increase in bookings, by identifying where any free MOT slots are on a calendar view and booking new vehicles in accordingly.
Dragon2000 built websites also have a service bookings feature, which allows customers to request bookings for services, repairs and MOTs online and allows the garage to confirm the appointment within the DragonDMS, making it easier to capture business.
The DragonDMS Dealer Management System offers both MOT reminders and an MOT Scheduler to assist garages and workshops in getting back to business after the lockdown. Talk to our team today on 01327 222 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how Dragon2000 can help you.