January 20, 2023
The DVSAs public consultation on ‘the future of the MOT’ is officially open. Now is our moment to unite against the 4:2:2 proposal and fight for the changes we want to see in the MOT scheme. Choosing inaction at this point may well lead to job losses and business closures. Everyone is welcome to respond to the consultation digitally. If you work in the industry, taking action is your duty. We want to help you as much as possible, so here is everything we know about the consultation so far.
The consultation is split into sections leaving you to decide how deep you go. The first section takes less than five minutes to complete. This section ends with a question asking whether you want to “continue answering the consultation research questions?” or “go to the final comments section?”. Either choice is perfectly valid. If you choose the shorter route, your answers will still count among the consultation results. If you decide to go on and complete the rest of the consultation paper, you can expect the full survey to take an additional 45 minutes. The final day to complete the consultation has been extended to the 22nd March 2023. You can save your progress and come back later to complete and submit your answers.
In the online consultation survey, the DVSA are interested in views and experience of the MOT test and, in particular:
> the date when a first MOT is needed
> particulate number testing for diesel vehicles
> how often vehicles should have an MOT test
> the content of MOT tests
> costs and fees
> the service that motorists receive from MOT testing stations
> longer-term changes needed in light of technological development
If you’re interested in what kind of questions the consultation contains, check out the list of highlights extracted directly from the live survey. You can expect the rest of the questions to extend upon these same themes.
These are all the questions that make up the initial consultation section. Just taking five minutes out of your day to complete this initial first section would be very valuable for yourself and the industry at large. If you choose to continue to the longer consultation survey, you can expect to find more questions like the below:
I hope these extracts have given you helpful insight into what to expect from the consultation survey. You can complete the online consultation now here. If you need any help or advice on how to complete the survey please get in touch with MOT Juice or watch this brief explainer video. Everyone at MOT Juice and our sister company CCM Garages have already submitted our responses. Join us now, and take a few minutes out of your day to protect our industry!
Other ways to take action include signing these petitions adding weight to various key aspects of the consultation.
Set a single standard price for the MOT test. Sign petition here.
Require emissions testing for all hybrids. Sign petition here.
Increase weight limit for Class 7 vehicles. Sign petition here.
It only takes a minute to take action and every signature counts.