MOT due on or after 1 August 2020
Your MOT certificate will not be extended if your vehicle’s MOT expires on or after 1 August 2020. You must book an MOT as usual.
We are open now for you to get an MOT.
You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.
Example If your MOT runs out on 2 August, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 3 July.
When you should not take your vehicle for its MOT
You should not take your vehicle for its MOT if either:
- you’re self-isolating as you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms
- you’re being advised to shield as you are extremely vulnerable from coronavirus – there’s different guidance for shielding for England, Scotland and Wales
You can register your vehicle as off the road (SORN) if you cannot take your vehicle for its MOT and your vehicle tax is due to run out.
You need to do this because you need a valid MOT (unless your vehicle is exempt) to renew your vehicle tax.
When you’re no longer self-isolating or being shielded
You must not drive your vehicle before you take it to its MOT.
We will stay open to carry out essential repairs or services. Our cutomers and staff safety are paramount. To limit the spread of coronavirus we follow social distancing advice and keep at least 2 metres between customers and members of staff at all times. Remind employees and customers to wash their hands for 20 seconds more frequently than normal. Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products. Use seat covers and new disposable gloves for every test, service and repair.
Despite MOT extension, vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition. To enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are offering a FREE safety check, so that you can be assured your car is safe and to avert possible penalty should your car have issues, such as: bald tyres, inefficient braking, faulty lights etc.
FREE SAFETY CHECK
For peace of mind during the lock-down period, we will undertake the following visual checks:
- Lights – All must be working
- Tyres – minimum 1.6mm tread depth across 75% of breadth of tyre
- Wiper blades – must clear screen effectively
- Levels – oil, water, braking fluid
- Brakes – sufficient pad and discs
- Supension – for any free play, springs
- Steering – track rod ends and arms