MOT test demand has 'surged' in recent weeks as staycation forces drivers to garages

The higher car usage could see more vehicles damaged and fail tests leading to higher workloads for garage staff.

Neil Addley, managing director of JudgeService said: “We’re seeing significant changes in car usage following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

“People are spending less time working from home and returning to their commute and with foreign holidays on hold for many, we are seeing a jump in leisure usage.”

He added: “With over a third of owners saying they do not plan to travel on public transport for the foreseeable future, car usage will undoubtedly increase as a result,