Both the IAAF and UK AFCAR are making it known to the ministers the dangers that are involved if the frequency of MOT’s is changed.

If the test frequency is extended it will result in no formal inspection on a vehicle’s road worthiness for a further 12 months and no official mileage or emission checks recorded.

The long wait for the vehicle to be checked could also result in higher repair costs if a smaller issue isn’t caught at the right time. This smaller issue could them progress and become very costly to the vehicle owner.

IAAF Chief Executive, Mark Field, said, “DVSA’s regulation of the MOT process and current testing frequency of 3:1:1 help to make the UK’s roads the second safest in Europe. We will fight any detrimental changes that threaten road safety and the automotive aftermarket.”

Source: Garage Wire