MOT due? Worried that you’re going to miss your deadline due to Coronavirus?
If your MOT is due for your vehicle from the 30th of March 2020, here’s what to do to ensure your car is safe to drive…
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have said that MOT dates for cars, motorcycles, and light vans will be extended by 6 months.
The move by the agency has come in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
What do I need to do to ensure an extension on my MOT?
The answer is, nothing! You don’t have to do anything to ensure the extension of your MOT date if it’s on or after the 30th March 2020. You need to make sure that your vehicle is safe to be on the roads though.
Your car, van, or motorbike will automatically be given a 6 month MOT exemption which will push back your current MOT expiry date by 6 months.
If your first MOT was due before 30th March 2020 and your vehicle did not pass…
Your vehicle will not qualify for an extension on its due date and you must ensure it passes its MOT before you can drive it again.
The government is allowing MOT centres and garages to remain open. So you can still get an MOT if you need your vehicle in order to shop for basic necessities, for work commute, for medical need, or to help a vulnerable individual.
If you would like to read more information on MOT’s amid Coronavirus, you can visit the GOV.UK website HERE!