MOT changes to hit car insurance?

Sunday, 07 August 2011

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People seeking cheap motor insurance for their new car may have been encouraged by the government's announcement that it would ease the MOT regime.

Its plans include testing vehicles every two years instead of annually, while drivers may soon not have to put a new vehicle through an MOT until it is four years old.

However, one car parts company is claiming the proposals are on hold, with no consultation drawn up and the costs not assessed.

Carparts-direct has deemed this to be positive news, as it believes that steering, suspension and brakes remain major problems at the MOT stage.

Martin Mosley from the firm explained: "Some are so badly worn they clearly have not been working for weeks or even months."

M Mosley also warned that over a third (37 per cent) of brakes supplied by the company are for cars under three-years-old and that "scrapping the annual MOT test is madness".

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