The MOT Extension Explained

To assist with the effort to encourage as many people to stay at home as possible and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government have extended MOT expiry dates by 6 months. 

This means that if your car/van/motorcycle was due MOT on the 30th March 2020 or after, it will automatically be extended for 6 months. This is the case for both new and used vehicles, there will be a six-month extension from the date that a new cars’ first MOT is due.

You don’t need to do anything to get the extension, it will automatically extend for you although you won’t receive a paper copy of a new certificate.
Even if your MOT is extended, you still need to ensure your car is kept in a safe, roadworthy condition, this involves checking your windows, lights and tyres are all in good condition before you drive. You can also read our tips on how to look after your car throughout this period here.

I’m a keyworker and need my car, what if I need servicing/repairs?

We have closed our dealerships for the safety of our staff and customers, however we have identified a network of nationwide service operations which we have opened across the UK and Ireland where our highly skilled technicians have agreed to be on hand to provide essential repairs to all keyworkers. Find out more about our keyworker service locations here.

How do I know if this extension applies to me?

Vehicles with MOT due dates of the 30th March 2020 or after will be included in the MOT extension, if you’re unsure when your MOT expires, or want to check you’re covered, you can do so using the government’s MOT history Checker.

Will this affect my Road Tax?

Once your vehicles’ MOT extension has been applied you are able to renew your vehicle tax as normal.

If you have any other queries visit our FAQ page, or contact us.

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