MOT test garages may be phased out since expansion makes it ‘difficult for businesses to survive.’
MOT TEST garages in towns and cities throughout the UK may close soon, putting pressure on drivers who are unable to obtain tests.
As a result of the backlog, a MOT garage has warned that many businesses may struggle to “survive” in the coming year. He warned that the six-month extension has put garages under financial strain as they compete for clients in a short time frame.
Previously, garages were expected to do their work throughout the year, with peak periods in March and September when new vehicle registrations were issued.
However, because to the six-month extension, almost four million people have postponed MOT tests, and the majority of work is now scheduled between September and February.
Parkers MOT’s Managing Director, Jonathan Barbera, claimed that throughout the winter, personnel are “under pressure” to ensure that work is done because to high demand.
Customers are contacting every day in the hopes of a cancellation, prompting many to seek employment elsewhere.
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Staff, on the other hand, will be left with minimal employment over the summer, putting a burden on finances.
He claimed that several businesses had been obliged to furlough employees in order to keep their income, reducing the amount of capacity available for drivers.
“People just believe it’s the MOT extension, but it’s not; it’s the knock-on effect,” Mr Barbera explained.
“When you take a car in for a MOT, it may need a servicing, new tyres, brakes, or exhausts. The loss continues unabated.
“As a result, businesses will find it difficult to survive the first six months of next year.
“We have a contract to pay our employees, but they will be at work doing very little compared to normal.
“The automotive industry lacks job security, and that is my main complaint about it.
“With the strain [staff]is under to complete the task, nothing can go wrong.”
Mr Barbera has begun a petition calling for a plan of action and financial assistance for the motor industry.
He has called for a financial package that will last until 2022 and beyond to ensure the survival of employment and businesses in the automotive industry.
Over 1,500 people have signed the petition so far. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”