MOT tests remain at three years

The government has announced that the first MOT test will remain at three years after a new car has been purchased.

There were proposals to put it back to four years, but they have now been scrapped.

Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), said, ‘Following on from our determined lobbying efforts, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI),  welcomes the government’s decision to ‘put safety first’ and maintain the first MOT test at three years.

‘The NFDA had previously highlighted the potentially devastating road safety implications which extending the date of the first MoT from three to four years might have had. It is extremely positive to see that the government has acknowledged this.’