IGA supports government on deciding against new MOT exemption

Published:  03 November, 2020

 The IGA has expressed approval over government’s choice in allowing garages to remain open during the England lockdown due to begin on Thursday (5 November), as well as backing the decision not to bring  in a further MOT exemption.

“We fully support the government’s decision to allow garages to remain open as normal, and not to enforce another MOT exemption,” said Stuart James, Chief Executive of the Independent Garage Association (IGA).

Stuart continued: “Garages are still busy catching up with the backlog of MOTs that the exemption caused earlier this year. A second exemption would only cause confusion among consumers and put law-abiding vehicle owners at risk of significant fines by leaving cars unchecked.

He added: “We thank the government for their clarity on this matter ahead of the new national restrictions from 5 November. Now independent garages can continue to do what they do best – keep their customers safely on the road while providing outstanding value for money.”

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