Q My MOT test is due, what do I do?


The Department for Transport announced a 6-month exemption from MOT tests on vehicles and motorbikes, enabling you to continue to travel to work and back where absolutely necessary and to shop for necessities.

This 6-month exemption will applied if your MOT was due on or after the 30th March 2020. You still need to get an MOT on your vehicle if it was due up to and including 29th March 2020. 

You do not need to do anything to apply for this extension, but your vehicle must still be kept in a roadworthy condition and you may be prosecuted if found to be driving an unsafe vehicle.

The extension scheme will end on the 1st August 2020 therefore 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. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

We recommend that you do not wait the full 6-month extension to have your MOT completed for your safety, but also because we expect demand to significantly exceed our MOT availability if everyone waits the full 6-months.

To book your MOT, please call your local Dick Lovett dealership or use our online form.

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