The Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently announced through their social media that vehicle recalls will now appear on MOT test certificates. See image above as an example.

The vehicle recall system is an essential safety mechanism for motorists to return their car to their dealership to have warranty recalls repaired free of charge to adhere to regulations.

For franchised dealers, this is a crucial opportunity to re-establish contact and form new business relationships with customer vehicles that may have changed ownership since the car was first purchased.

This new feature should be a significant boost for motorists that have missed their free safety repairs due to frequent changes to registered keeper data on DVLA files, but also potential buyers of used car vehicles that would like to check a vehicle has an up-to-date safety record.

Most importantly, for franchised dealers this is a crucial opportunity to establish new business relationships and future potential buyers through the high quality of customer service our members provide and leaving a positive lasting impression.