Record-breaking bookings for MOTs and services as showroom doors close

Published:  09 November, 2020

The first three days of last week (2-4 November) were record-breakers for MOT and service bookings, according BookMyGarage.com.

The comparison site saw an increase in bookings following the government’s announcement of a new lockdown in England, in which garages could remain open but car showrooms were forced to close

BookMyGarage recorded its most MOT and service bookings ever last Monday (2 November), a figure which was matched on both Tuesday (3 November) and Wednesday (4 November).

The franchised network is set to rely on its aftersales divisions, with MOT and servicing allowed to continue. Several franchised dealers, including Inchcape, have already confirmed servicing will continue as the restrictions are applied.

Karen Rotberg, Co-Founder of BookMyGarage.com, commented: “Consumer behaviour has fluctuated constantly throughout the pandemic, but it’s clear that motorists still want to get their cars serviced and MOT’d as normal despite the November lockdown.

She added: “While sales remain suppressed and showrooms are all but closed, dealers can grow the soon-to-be vital Segment 2 & 3 vehicle parc, improving market penetration versus the fast-fits."

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