Safety first following long government consultation
It’s great news for the independent aftermarket, the wider automotive sector and all road users following the outcome of the Government’s year-long consultation on MOT reform. The report concluded that motorists will still take the first MOT test three years after buying their new vehicle and every year thereafter.
The Government published the conclusion to its consultation on Thursday 25th January: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-committed-to-mot-modernisation-as-consultation-concludes
CEO Steve Horne said: “We’re incredibly pleased to see common sense prevail for the good of everyone in the automotive industry and on the roads, because the current MOT cycle is a pivotal part of vehicle safety and maintenance.
“Every year the British public places its trust firstly in the skills, knowledge and experience of the independent aftermarket to carry out its MOTs, and then in suppliers like GSF to get their vehicles the OE quality parts they need to remain safe and roadworthy.
“We appreciate that the cost of running and maintaining many vehicles has risen at a time when families are already feeling the pinch on their wallets and, while it’s right that the Government should seek new ways to make motoring affordable for consumers, this should not come at the expense of safety when it comes to MOT cycles. GSF remains committed to working closely with suppliers and garages to ensure we offer the right products at the best value to both the trade and the public.”
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