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Mandatory MOT’s Return on 1st August 2020

MOT Checks

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

The blog this week is about the return of mandatory MOTs following concern that there are a lot of unsafe cars on the nation's roads. The Government has confirmed that mandatory MOTs are to be reintroduced for British motorists from 1 August 2020. Is your car safe and roadworthy?

As a business we have seen a lot of vehicles that have stuck to their normal MOT schedule. These vehicles were booked in by their responsible owners – if they were driving them then they wanted to ensure that they were safe and roadworthy. We have seen an awful lot of bald tyres and broken coil springs – this is due to the state of our roads – so many pot holes. We think it will be pretty scary to see the state of some vehicles that have had a further 6 months added since they were last n a garage. It is worth noting that from October through to January garages will be extremely busy not only doing the normal amount of MOT’s that they carry out – they will also be doing the MOT’s that didn’t get done in April through to July. There will also be garages up and down the country that will have closed their doors permanently due to financial implications of the Corona Virus, so there will also be the added pressure of those customers finding an alternative garage. So we are saying please ensure that you get your Volvo or Toyota booked in to your local independent garage in a timely manner to ensure you have an MOT slot allocated to you.  

We, as normal and throughout the whole pandemic are still continuing to operate a free pick-up and drop-off MOT service. This way you can get your MOT carried out without needing to leave your home or interact with anyone in person. This also applies to service and repair customers. We are also operating under a strict appointment basis along with no waiting in reception in order to protect you, our customer, along with protecting our staff. Happy safe motoring folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015 and 2019, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, The Eagle Radio Biz Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2020,  we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.