MOT warning to drivers

Drivers warned to ensure their car is safe to drive as research reveals 9.3m cars need repair

Research reveals 29 per cent of drivers admit knowing their car needs repairing.

Motorists with an MOT expiry date on or after 1 August do not qualify for the six-month extension and must book a test as usual.

  • Known defects include seriously dangerous faults including worn tyres, brake related problems, issues with lights or seatbelts and, windscreen repairs. 
  • 17% of motorists are driving a car displaying a service or warning light.
  • Drivers can be prosecuted for driving a vehicle that is unsafe or not in a roadworthy condition.
  • GoCompare Car Insurance reminds drivers that garages are open for car repairs, MOT tests and servicing.

As lockdown restrictions continue to be relaxed and people can use their cars more freely, GoCompare Car Insurance is warning drivers to make sure their vehicles are safe to drive and in a roadworthy condition. 

The warning comes as research, commissioned after MOT certificates were automatically extended due to the coronavirus pandemic, reveals that 9.3million cars require repair – many with potentially seriously dangerous faults.

According to the latest official statistics, 31.7 per cent of cars fail their initial MOT, nine per cent failed with dangerous defects. 

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