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UK drivers voice concern over change in annual MOT testsBack

Drivers across Britain are against the government’s plans to change the annual MOT test.

A survey conducted by GEM Motoring Assist, a leading breakdown cover and road safety charity, has revealed that more than half of UK motorists oppose the move to make MOT tests biennial.

The survey of 3000 UK motorists revealed that 52 per cent of drivers voted to keep the current annual MOT test, with only 26 per cent wanting it to change.

Findings from the survey reported that motorists would be worried to leave their cars for up to two years without a test, with almost 50 per cent concerned about potential mechanical failure. Motorists revealed they felt happy and reassured by the current system, which provides a yearly account on whether a car is safe enough to be on the road.

GEM Chief Executive, David Williams MBE, said: “The results prove that having such a regular service gives the public peace of mind when it comes to driving a safe and reliable vehicle. We know that drivers rarely check their cars themselves and leaving it two years will mean we will have unsafe and sub-standard cars on our roads. The proposed biennial MOT system will undoubtedly have a negative impact on road safety and put more lives at risk unnecessarily every year.”

When you are purchasing a used car, it’s well worth checking if the car has plenty of MOT left on it as it will not only provide you with peace of mind, it will also make sure you are safer on the roads and not prone to any potential hazards or accidents.

Alongside MOT checks, it is also vital to make sure that if you intend to purchase a second-hand car, it has been properly checked. At Trusted Dealers, we offer all of our customers our unique 10 Points of Difference promise, which ensures that every car we sell is fully HPI or Experian checked to make sure it has not been subject to outstanding finance, stolen, cloned, clocked or written off.

Like MOTs, buying a car which has not been HPI checked can cause you all sorts of issues later down the line, many of which buyers can be totally unaware of. Visit our 10 Points of Difference page to find out more about how Trusted Dealers can offer you maximum protection and reassurance when you come to purchasing a new or used car in 2012.


Posted by Leana Kell on 10/01/2012