Midlands garage ‘well prepared’ for Super September MOT test surge after Covid extension

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Almost seven million MOTs are set to expire in September and October because of delays made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Drivers were given a six-month MOT exemption, which was introduced between March 30 and July 31 in response to the pandemic.

This has resulted in a busier end to the year for the mandatory tests for vehicles that are aged three years and over.

Around 9.58 million drivers are choosing to take advantage of this opportunity to postpone the annual assessment.

Because of this massive shift in demand, testing volumes across the year may be altered.

Motorserv UK is a car service centre in Solihull, who have been gearing up for expansion following a successful 2020.

Despite the pandemic, Motorserv UK and their managing director Kamran Saleem recorded record profits and even expanded their operations into a second premises.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Kamran Saleem, said: “In March 2020 when lockdown was announced, we had a dip during April and May, but we didn’t close for a single day.

“Motorserv UK managed to keep 60-70 percent of normal business coming through in those months, recovering from June onwards.

“We had our best year to date by the end of 2020, with 2021 set to exceed expectations further.


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“We have been operating with full COVID-19 precautions and safeguards in place since March 2020.

“Our offices have not been opened up fully even now, with most customers being dealt via a service window, or our collection and delivery service. 

“We have had a few people in the business instructed to self-isolate, but we now have sufficient cover within the business so have been operating fully.”

With millions of people expected to stay in the UK for their holidays this year, cars will be used more extensively, with many in need of a service.

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