The DOE has today issued a reminder to motorists to use the official government website to book a MOT in order to save unnecessary expense.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan explained: “We have been made aware of a website which has been set up to take MOT bookings, charging customers a service fee of £15.00.
“All customers are advised to only book their MOT tests through NIDirect, the official government website, at www.nidirect.gov.uk/booknow where the cost of an MOT is £30.50. There is no service fee involved. Customers can find more motoring related information and services at http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/motoring.”
NIDirect officials have alerted Trading Standards Service to the unofficial site which uses the NIDirect name.