COVID-19 New Ruling for MOT Testing
If your MOT is due to expire on or after 30th March 2020, it will automatically by extended by DVSA for 6 months. This also applies to 3 year old vehicles that are due their very first MOT Test.
However, you must ensure that your vehicle is in a safe and road worthy condition. You can be fined up to £2500, banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of your vehicle and/or if you choose not to avail of the 6 month extension and require an MOT Test, please telephone us on 01747 822434.
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Do you know when your MOT expires?
If you are unsure when your MOT test expires, please give us a call on 01747 822434 and we can tell you.
How much does an MOT test cost and how long does it take?
Class 4 MOT Test Fee is £54.85. If you have your vehicle serviced at the same time as your MOT Test, the fee is reduced to £45.00.
An MOT Test Fee is VAT exempt.
Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for your appointment.
What happens if my MOT has already expired?
Not having a valid MOT certificate is illegal under Section 47 of the Road traffic Act 1988 and you run the risk of facing a £1,000 fine and six to eight penalty points on your licence by driving without one. You need to make an appointment urgently.
Without a current MOT, your car insurance also becomes invalid.
The only time you can legally drive without an MOT is when you’re travelling to a pre-booked MOT appointment.
It is a legal requirement to take your car for an MOT every year if your vehicle is over three years old. Due to the changes in General Data Protection Regulation, we are no longer able to send you an MOT reminder by post. However, you can get a free text or email reminder direct by registering at www.gov.uk/mot-reminder.
It is wise not to wait until the day your MOT is due to expire to have your MOT test carried out just in case it does fail you may have to cope without a vehicle until it can be fixed or retested.
An MOT test can be carried out up to 28 days before the expiry date, without losing the original anniversary date? This means a new MOT test certificate can be valid for up to 13 months. This can be helpful if you suspect repairs maybe required to your vehicle, giving you more time to get them sorted before your MOT runs out.
To book an MOT test slot, please telephone our Service Reception on 01747 822434.