Cheap MOT test: Drivers can secure car exams for just £10 today under new deal

Martin Lewis reveals how to get a 'really cheap' MOT test

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The deal is available to anyone who purchased car insurance through Go Compare and can be sued at thousands of garages under the Who Can Fix My car scheme. Al Preston, co-founder of Who Can Fix My Car said it was “essential” drivers make sure their car was still roadworthy.

He said: “An MOT is the best way to ensure vehicles are safe to drive and with lockdown restrictions having been in place in recent months, many cars could have been parked on driveways or roadsides for weeks.

“As restrictions now ease across the UK, many cars may not be safe to drive or MOTs will have expired, so it’s essential – and a legal requirement – that motorists make sure their car is roadworthy.

The deal will be sent to anyone who purchases car insurance through the comparison site.

Lee Griffin, Ceo and co-founder of Go Compare said the new deal would help “raise awareness” in how essential MOT tests are for drivers.

He said: “GoCompare realises that these are challenging times for many of our customers and for our local garages too.

“In support of both, we hope to raise awareness that MOTs are essential to keeping car owners and their passengers safe on the road.

“Having an up-to-date MOT every year is a legal requirement for vehicles three years old or more.”

MOT test demand has soared in April as drivers desperately secure tests ahead of lockdown lifting and simmer road trips.

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The number of MOT tests completed by garages rose by 160 percent year-on-year in April 2021, according to Book My Garage.

Meanwhile, overall bookings are up 130 percent when including MOT tests, servicing and repairs.

This means the month performed far better for garages compared to the same point last year when the country was pushed into lockdown.

Karen Rotberg, Co-founder of BookMyGarage said April 2021 was a “big improvement” for garages.

She said the increase in customers brings a “positive outlook” for May and June as more drivers return to the road.

She said: “April [2020] was a real concern for garages, with four-in-five MOTs no longer due to take place as a result of the extension.

“With 70 percent of our customers booking their service at the same time as their MOT, this also caused a big drop in accompanying service and repair work.

“While we’re still on the road to recovery, April was a big improvement, and brings a more positive outlook for May and June when MOT test numbers were also notably impacted.”

There were some fears last year’s MOT extension would push many tests into the autumn and winter.

This is because drivers who had their exams pushed back last year would not need a new test until the end of 2021.

However, the data shows drivers are being more cautious before heading out on longer journeys as lockdown restrictions ease.

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