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23/08/2016

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
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I'd be interested to know if anyone else out there is noticing what we're experiencing.
We have a significant reduction in MOT testing over the past 12 months and are wondering why this should be?
Our thoughts are as follows:
Now there is no (visible) Car Tax disc, we think that a number of people are not taxing their cars, and therefore not bothering to MOT them either. (Previously, at the end of the month we would have a ruch for MOT's because customers "need to tax my car!")
Maybe with the increase in spending confidence, some of our customers are buying newer cars and end up tied into a service & MOT deal for a few years from the dealer who sells them the car.
Finally, are more people leasing cars instead of buying them outright and are therefore the lease companies are taking them to their approved repairers?
I'd be interested to hear other peoples thoughts and we are certainly open to suggestions for how we can reverse this tred...
Alastair
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21/09/2016

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
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Reputation: 4
Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on this subject?
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07/02/2017

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
Posts: 43
Reputation: 4
Graham Goode Motors Wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on this subject?


It would appear not...
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04/05/2017

Rob Harris
Rob Harris
Posts: 10
It's like tumble weed this forum Alastair not too many member use it I don't no why
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10/07/2017

Chris Gurney
Chris Gurney
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We are based in Milton Keynes we have gone from 11 per day to 6 in the last year, we have too many testing stations locally some charge £20 and now we have one garage charging £9!! on Groupon, madness.

Graham Goode Motors Wrote:
I'd be interested to know if anyone else out there is noticing what we're experiencing.
We have a significant reduction in MOT testing over the past 12 months and are wondering why this should be?
Our thoughts are as follows:
Now there is no (visible) Car Tax disc, we think that a number of people are not taxing their cars, and therefore not bothering to MOT them either. (Previously, at the end of the month we would have a ruch for MOT's because customers "need to tax my car!")
Maybe with the increase in spending confidence, some of our customers are buying newer cars and end up tied into a service & MOT deal for a few years from the dealer who sells them the car.
Finally, are more people leasing cars instead of buying them outright and are therefore the lease companies are taking them to their approved repairers?
I'd be interested to hear other peoples thoughts and we are certainly open to suggestions for how we can reverse this tred...
Alastair
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25/07/2017

Graham Goode Motors
Graham Goode Motors
Posts: 43
Reputation: 4
I do think that VOSA are not helping us by allowing so many MOT Testing Stations to set up almost on top of each other, this is almost inevitably going to lead to a price war and once that starts it's bound to turn into a simple race to the bottom! £20 for a 40 minute MOT test equates to only £30 per hour labour rate and the £9.00 Groupon madness equates to £13.50! Obviously the testing stations can't make an honest/decent living working at these hourly rates, so presumably are doing something underhand to compensate for it. All this then manages to do is reinforce the public's perception that 'the motor trade' consists of dishonest people, an image I am sure that we IGA members are all trying to correct.
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