DVSA has issued guidance for those who have a vehicle or trailer that will need testing in August, September, October or November this year.
Last year the DVSA issued exemptions to help keep the industry moving during the pandemic. As a result, test dates will not be evenly spread throughout the year and August, September, October and November will be significantly busier than usual.
This will put pressure on the wider industry, including those involved in preparing vehicles for test and maintaining them throughout the year, as well as the capacity available at ATFs.
Move your test to May, June or July
In May, June and July, the DVSA is expecting much lower test volumes. So ATFs will have more tests available in those months.
For peace of mind, the DVSA has advised operators with tests in August, September, October and November to move to May, June or July and avoid the busier months later in the year. Doing this will also help avoid issues in future years.