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Motorists back retaining year three MOT

67% of UK car owners support keeping first MOT test at three years rather than extending to four, says SMMT

Mark Moran
22 March 2023

 

UK motorists strongly support keeping the first MOT at three years, according to new research published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

In a Savanta poll of British car owners, 67% said they were concerned that extending the MOT would put lives in danger with three quarters agreeing that the typical £35-£45 cost of a test is a price worth paying for the peace of mind it provides that their car is safe and roadworthy.

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