Transport Secretary Justine Greening has promised to check all evidence before deciding on proposals to change the MOT test laws while pledging "to get rid of unnecessary red tape" surrounding regulations.
According to Ms Greening, the current law, under which cars over three years old must have an annual MOT, already go beyond the compulsory requirements set out in European regulations.
However, the MP said that motoring groups, such as the RAC, have spoken to her about the possible implications of such changes.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Ms Greening said: "It is important we have a balanced and informed debate about any change to the MOT approach."
She added: "We do go further in this country than is required under EU legislation so, of course, that was looked at as part of the red tape challenge. But I want to look at all of this and I expect to make an announcement soon about the findings."
Copyright © Press Association 2011