March and April normally see the highest levels of demand for MOT testing, however, things look different this year as a result of the previous covid-related extensions.
The six-month COVID-19 MOT extensions began in late March 2020, ran through April and ended in July last year. As a result, April MOT dates have been moved forward, in theory, to October, unless concerned or unaware customers had requested an earlier MOT test.
March and April normally see the highest levels of demand for MOT testing due to the peak in the spring plate-change registrations. However, due to the effects of the extension, MOT test demand across all 120 post-code areas of the UK will decrease this April between -63% and -79%. The overall average decrease is -71%. Statistics from DVSA’s analytics shows no increase in demand in April in any part of the UK. Going forward, there will be fluctuations in demand as the test demand cycle readjusts.
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