07 Dec Motorists in the east of England spend nearly £285 getting their cars on the road after failing an MOT
Motorists in the region say they pay an average of £230 to correct faults that have been discovered on their cars during an MOT.
With the price of an MOT capped at £54.85, this means motorists whose cars fail the first time round are hit in the pocket for an extra £284.85.
A survey for the Good Garage Scheme – www.goodgaragescheme.com- shows drivers in the area need to be more clued up when it comes to making sure their cars are roadworthy.
Government figures show 30% of all MOT fails relate to lightbulbs, 10% relate to tyres and 8.5% relate to the driver’s view of the road, including issues with mirrors, wipers and washers
But a fifth (20%) of drivers in the eastern region have no idea how to test their tyre pressure and over a quarter (27%) don’t even know how to pump their tyres up, while 48% cannot change a wheel according to the research.
With recent news around the increase in emission failures, this spells more bad news for UK motorists.