Four Year MOT Gap-Drivers should get an extra year before MOT is needed on a new car, ministers propose

Four Year MOT Gap

Four Year MOT Gap

 

Four Year MOT Gap

As a garage owner, then I am seething about this recommendation. The original idea comes from the European Union. Of course, it was going to be part of a new package that would be applicable to the whole of the EU. As expected, this would have watered down our UK MOT standards to the ones in the rest of Europe.

Thus would have been crazy? We all have different driving conditions and standards. The UK test was devised for the vehicles and conditions here in the UK.

We are constantly told that we are the envy of the world as far as car testing standards are concerned. Also what happened to Brexit. I voted to come of the EU because of crazy laws and enforcements. This four year ruling is one of them. The reason given for this “four year before a test” ruling is that vehicles are now built better and stronger. This is rubbish? tyres and brakes all wear out before the four years are up. This combined with faster more dangerous driving conditions, could lead to disaster.

Eric Roberts

Millions of drivers will be able to wait an extra year before getting an MOT on their new car, under government plans to be unveiled this week.

 

Source: Drivers should get an extra year before MOT is needed on a new car, ministers propose