Fifty two new lifts have been ordered for MOT centres in Northern Ireland, the Infrastructure Minister has announced.
Minister Nichola Mallon said the new lifts will cost around £1.8 million, and will be paid for by funds from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA), and no additional public money will be needed.
She added the quickest way of getting the new lifts installed is by sticking with the same supplier as before, MAHA.
Instalment of the new lifts is expected to start around mid-April, with the hope of completion by July.
Drivers in the North are still being urged to apply for an MOT tests as normal, and if it is cancelled, a four-month temporary exemption certificate will be issued.
Priority appointments are being made for four-year-old vehicles, dealerships and taxis.