MOT tests can be secured without leaving their home in the ‘ultimate in convenience’

MOT tests can be secured without leaving their home in the ‘ultimate in convenience’

04/25/2021

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Experts at BookMyGarage said drivers can secure tests at the click of a button on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Engineers will then arrange to pick up the car keys at an agreed spot outside the customers front door before being driven back to the garage.

Mechanics will then deliver the car back to the customer after the MOT test has been completed before posting the keys through the front door.

If a car fails its test any faults will be described over the phone to the customer who can then choose to approve any work which may need doing.

Jessica Potts, Head of Marketing at BookMyGarage said the new system takes the effort away” from securing an MOT test.

They said the new drop off service was the “ultimate in ease and convenience” and while ensuring motorists were safe on the roads.

She said: “While Covid restrictions are slowly being relaxed, we know that many people are diligently still being cautious about contact with other people.
 
“At the same time, BookMyGarage.com has always been about taking as much hassle out of the MOT booking process as possible and making it as easy as possible for our customers.

“Nobody really wants to spend what little spare time they have searching for and comparing garages.
 
“Our one-touch solution takes that effort away and our workshops that already have a collection and delivery service mean that you don’t even have to open the door to the mechanic.

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“It’s the ultimate in ease and convenience.”

Last month, BookMyGarage recalled joint bookings for MOT tests and services had risen by 32 percent in February when compared to the same month in 2020.

They say this shows drivers were getting their car ready for the lifting of lockdown restrictions and the hope of more journeys over the summer.

BookMyGarage are not the only firm to offer a similar home collections service as a result of the pandemic.

Halfords are offering their collection service for just under £20 as long as drivers live near a participating store.

They said: “Get your car serviced or serviced with an MOT without leaving the comfort of your home thanks to our collection and delivery service.

“For only £19.99, we will collect and deliver your car to your home at a time that suits you.

“The service is available to all customers that live within the collection and delivery service area of one of our participating Autocentres.”

Online car servicing experts Fixter have also boated of massive growth in their home collection service.

Limvirak Chea, Founder of Foxter said the firm had seen a “huge increase” in demand for the service as drivers opted to stay at home.

She said: “The pandemic has changed the way in which people rely on their cars as a Covid-secure safe space.

“As a result, we have seen a huge increase in demand for our service.

“At Fixter, our contact-free, door-to-door service enables car owners to not just keep their car in good working order, but crucially, to protect themselves and those they care about by not making unnecessary journeys.

“The fact that we can also save people time, money and worry in these uncertain times is what is driving us forwards on our mission to keep Britain moving.”

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