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Real cost of getting an MOT failure back on the road

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New research has revealed that it costs an average of £326.85 to get a car that’s failed its MOT back on the road. The survey for the Good Garage Scheme – www.goodgaragescheme.com – shows that UK motorists pay an average of £272 to correct faults that have been discovered on …

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Drivers confused about new MOT rules

Car servicing

  Half of motorists are confused by the new MOT rules, new research from the RAC suggests. While the new MOT test will still produce a pass or fail outcome, three new categories of fault types have been introduced – two of which result in a failed test (‘dangerous’ and …

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New four-year MoT plan ‘risks lives’

MOT test engineer

Controversial planned changes to the MoT test will increase the number of unsafe vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to Government figures obtained by consumer motoring site HonestJohn.co.uk. The Government’s plans to extend the annual roadworthiness test from three to four years – which is currently undergoing a consultation period – …

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How to avoid an obvious MOT fail

Garage servicing

Eight of the 10 most common causes of MOT failures amongst UK drivers could be easily identified and resolved ahead of the test. According to research from the AA Garage Guide, the AA’s MOT, repairs and car servicing garage finder, issues with wipers and washers, bulbs and tyres are among …

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Save money: get an MOT before a service

Car servicing

UK motorists could save £2 billion collectively by getting their cars’ MOTs done before an annual service, according to car maintenance and repair start-up, MotorEasy. Analysis of MotorEasy’s database of 20,000 vehicles shows that 80% of faults found in service procedures would be flagged in the MOT test anyway, meaning …

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