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There is mixed messages, garages are on the list for staying open but my wife's MOT on Monday has been cancelled and my next door neighbour was rang by the local Toyota garage to say 'if you want your car, come and collect it now because we are closing'.
 
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The Government is supposedly looking into it, maybe they will do the same as Northern Ireland a couple of months back when all MOT stations stopped doing MOT's because of unsafe lifting ramps. They basically turned a blind eye until they could correct their situation.
 
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My son is body shop technician, he is still working as he is providing an essential service, according to his company. I would have thought MOT testing was more important.
 
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Breeze have announced they’re closing yet our local cr@p dealer in Cardiff emailed to say they were staying open for MOTs and servicing, so that people offering support and emergency services could keep their vans on the road. Hats off to them for a change.
 
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Just seen a notification from MOT saying that cars can be used for up to 6 months from MOT Certificate expiry date. Word of caution in that it reminds owners that the vehicle must still be in a roadworthy condition.

Vehicles only to be used for essential purposes as per current directives.
 
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Confirmation here:


Exemption from 30 March.

Exemption only for key workers to or from work or for others for essential trips.

You can still be prosecuted for an unroadworthy car.
 
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Confirmation here:


Exemption from 30 March.

Exemption only for key workers to or from work or for others for essential trips.

You can still be prosecuted for an unroadworthy car.
No, my read of this is that the MOT certificate extension is a blanket one, for all vehicles and for all uses. The government is still saying you should only travel when necessary but that's a different matter.
 
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No, my read of this is that the MOT certificate extension is a blanket one, for all vehicles and for all uses. The government is still saying you should only travel when necessary but that's a different matter.
Yes - quite right. If you drive on a frivolous trip 15 months after your last MOT your MOT is still valid.
 
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Got our car MOT'd this morning at one of those In and Out Autocentres - they were calling around customers with appointments as everyone assumed they had https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-81490
News tonight said MOT stations should be open

6 month MOT extensions
 
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Ok so we now have 6 months grace on the MOT.
What about renewing the Tax?
Normally you cannot renew the tax without MOT and insurance.
Will the renewal of tax go ahead without the need for an MOT?
 
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Ok so we now have 6 months grace on the MOT.
What about renewing the Tax?
Normally you cannot renew the tax without MOT and insurance.
Will the renewal of tax go ahead without the need for an MOT?
The Government will want your money and likewise the Insurance companies , so I would have thought - Yes.
 
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The Government will want your money and likewise the Insurance companies , so I would have thought - Yes.
Just a few more days now before mine is due. So will post the outcome. Usually I renew at the local Post Office but now will try online.
 
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Note the 6 months extension for the MOT only applies from 30th March. If your MOT expires before the 30th March normal rules apply. DVLA confirmed this on the same day that they confirmed the 6 months extension from the 30th. My BMW's MOT expires tomorrow, so it either needs to be taken for an MOT or parked up, not that it will currently make much difference.
 
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Note the 6 months extension for the MOT only applies from 30th March. If your MOT expires before the 30th March normal rules apply. DVLA confirmed this on the same day that they confirmed the 6 months extension from the 30th. My BMW's MOT expires tomorrow, so it either needs to be taken for an MOT or parked up, not that it will currently make much difference.
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I was booked in for MOT on Friday, I have just tried to call dealer to find out what I do and there is no answer. I am assuming all dealers and service departments are now closed ? Can I drive with no MOT ?
My insurance company has written to me to say MOTs have been extended for 6 months and are now valid beyond their end date as long as you keep your vehicle roadworthy.
 
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