As March brings about a peak month for MOT tests, a recent study carried out by Kwik Fit shows that more than four million drivers admit to not having their car MOT’d before their previous MOT expired.
The average length of time these motorists have driven without a valid MOT is 37 days. While a third of those missing their MOT deadline got a valid certificate within three days, 4% of those driving without an MOT did so for more than ten months. Cumulatively, British motorists have spent more than 422,200 years on the road without an MOT.
Kwik Fit’s research also showed that people missing the third year anniversary is one of the top ten reasons given by drivers for not having a valid MOT. Another common reason stated was that they could not get an MOT appointment in time. Drivers can put their car through the MOT up to one month before their current MOT runs out while still keeping the same expiry date for the following year, this allows them more flexibility and enables car owners to plan better and not have to scramble around to find an appointment close to their deadline.
So if you feel your car is due an MOT than here at the Borrowford MOT Centre we offer competitive prices and we’ll even give your car a free hot wash and wax once the MOT has been completed. To book your vehicle in or for more information give us a call on 01282 696351.