Motorists Get a 6 Month MOT Extension Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Your health as well as your vehicles health are both of high importance during these troubled times, you may need your car to grab daily essentials or if still necessary, to travel to work. But what happens to your MOT in these troublesome times?


During this outbreak, the government have granted car owners a 6 month exemption from MOT testing. However, this isn't being put into place till the 30th of March, this means that if your car is due before the 30th of March you must still get your MOT done.

The extension "will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people get essential food and medicine," the government have said. The extension will apply to cars, motorcycles and vans, but the government warned that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition.

Our service department will remain open for essential repair work while drivers will face prosecution if they're caught driving unsafe vehicles.

The Department of Transport said the move won't hit any insurance claims during the period because they will be effectively extending MOT certificate meaning they will remain valid for insurance purposes. The new law will be introduced on 30 March when it will come into immediate effect for 6 months.