DVSA have agreed with Ministers to make the information publicly available following the announcement by Justine Greening MP in 2012, of the Governments’ commitment to the Garage Customer Experience.
I as the owner of an MOT Garages testing station,
are not quit sure what this will achieve. I know that there are thousands of garages who claim that they do MOT testing but in fact do not. What they do is to take the car to an
approved MOT Garages testing station and have what we call”a trade test” carried out.
I am not saying that the car will not be tested correctly, but the test is not carried out by the garage and the car is not in their control. If the driver has an issue then he can not take it up directly with the testing station.
Customers should look out for the official MOT testing sign,
the same as the one in my picture. Some garages have sort of look alike signs, but are not official testing stations.
I can only think that garages who have lost their license to test cars because of a bad disciplinary record, still carry on taking cars in for testing, but have a trade test done at another official testing station, under the pretense that they still have a testing license, or simply do not remove their MOT Garages signs as if their still testing.
A list of banned testing sites will be published but i wonder who will read them?.
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and
tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.