On 30 March, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing.  

Lockdown restrictions are easing, and all drivers with an MOT due from 1 August are being urged to book an MOT test.

Please be aware – this is a legal requirement.

Drivers who have an MOT test due before 1 August will still be granted the 6-month extension. For example, if your MOT is due on 31 July, it’ll be extended to 31 January 2021.

But even if your vehicle is exempt, you should take it to the garage immediately if you notice something wrong. You can still be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle.

You can check out this MOT checklist for some tips to keep your car roadworthy in the meantime.

If you’re not sure when your MOT is due, please use this MOT checker.

If you’re vulnerable or self-isolating and your car needs a repair or your MOT is due, contact your local garage. They may be offering safe pick-up and drop-off services.

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