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‘It Is Time to Scale Up MOT Capacity,’ Says BookMyGarage
Now is the perfect time to scale up your MOT offering - or begin testing for the first time. That’s according to new research from BookMyGarage.
The company recently published the results of a freedom of information (FOI) request it submitted to the DVSA for data on monthly MOT figures.
According to the data it received in return, garages look set to experience another lull in MOT testing demand this spring - a consequence of the six-month extension put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Last April and May, 2.3 million fewer MOT tests took place than during the same period in 2019 - suggesting that the peaks and troughs in demand will continue into the future.
The time to invest
Based on this new information, BookMyGarage has suggested that now is the time to scale up MOT provisions in readiness for a spike in demand in September and October.
Karen Rotberg, co-founder of BookMyGarage, said: “There’s never been a better time to adapt fast by increasing market share and gaining conquest bookings – the months ahead will once again see historically low MOT numbers, yet garages can battle this shortfall by offering consumers the added transparency and convenience of a digital customer journey.
“April and May will be tough months because as well as fewer MOTs, there will be less servicing work. In fact, our research shows that nearly 70% of drivers aim to have their vehicle serviced when they get their MOT. Losing this opportunity instead of gaining ground lost to fast-fits or other rivals could deal a significant blow to any garage.”
“With a post-summer rush in sight before long, it is the time to scale up capacity ahead of the busy September to December period. While this year will be highly backloaded, garages can act and adapt now.”
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