MOT demand not as bad as expected thanks to ‘beat the rush’ campaign, data shows

Efforts to reduce demand working but there’s still 34% increase in testing volume expected in November compared to 2019

The number of MOTs set to expire in October and November is less than originally forecast by the DVSA.

Data analysis by GiPA suggests that the number of MOTs due this month has decreased by 12 per cent as a result of garages encouraging customers to bring their MOT test forward.

The number of MOTs due in November is also less than originally expected with a five per cent decrease.

However the latest October forecast still represents a 16 per cent increase in total volume of MOTs in September and a 34 per cent increase in November when compared to 2019 monthly volume of MOT tests.

A GiPA spokesperson said: “The comparison of the DVSA estimate released in August and in September, shows that the number of MOT certificate set to expire in October and November have decreased respectively by 12 per cent and five per cent.

“In other terms, 12 per cent of drivers with an MOT due in October, and 5 per cent with theirs due in November carried their MOT test out earlier than planned to ‘beat the rush’.”

In August the DVSA called on garages to help encourage customers to bring their MOT test forward ahead of an “MOT rush” this autumn.

The DVSA’s ‘Beat the Rush‘ campaign coincided with the return to mandatory testing on 1 August.

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