Research reveals ‘shocking’ MOT knowledge gap

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Many drivers are unaware that the annual test is a legal requirement

More than a third (38 percent) of motorists are unaware that the MOT is a legal requirement and cars must be tested every year.

This is according to new research, which also found that 19 percent think an MOT test is dependent on mileage, while 16 percent believe an MOT was required every two to four years.

Limvirak Chea, co-founder and CEO of Fixter, the company behind the research, said: Given how many in the UK rely on their car for daily trips, it’s shocking to see such a huge knowledge gap when it comes to keeping vehicles road safe.

“What’s clear from our findings is that drivers need to be educated on the importance of MOTs and servicing, regardless of how many years they’ve been on the road.”

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