23/01/2020

Disruption At NI MOT Centres

Disruption has been caused at most of Northern Ireland's MOT centres following the discovery of faulty vehicle lifts, the Department for Infrastructure has said.

The DVA is carrying out inspections on all lifts as a precautionary measure.

It's anticipated the checks will be completed today, Thursday 23 January, with any necessary repairs to be carried out as soon as possible.

A number of vehicle test appointments have been rescheduled as a result.
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Mallusk is the only test centre not carrying out car and light vehicle tests, while heavy goods vehicles and bus tests remain unaffected.

A statement issued by the DfI said: "DVA is making every effort to contact customers to reschedule appointments and will prioritise customers who require an immediate test.

"DVA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused. It is working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible."

All other test centres remain open and customers are advised to attend their MOT appointments unless told otherwise by the DVA.



(JG/CM)

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