25th March - Coronavirus update - MOTs


Given the circumstances the UK Government is granting an MOT temporary exemption so that if your MOT is due from 30th March 2020 you will automatically receive a SIX-month extension.

However, you must still keep your car in a roadworthy condition and garages will remain open if you need repairs.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published guidance for vehicle owners that says:

  • You should still get an MOT if it expires before 30 March 2020.
  • If your MOT due date expires from 30 March 2020 it will be extended by 6 months.
  • Your MOT centre can stay open after 30 March 2020 to carry out MOTs if you need to.
  • This could include retests or tests of a vehicle that had an MOT due before 30 March.

Garages can also stay open to carry out repairs or services as well.