Government issues update to MOT extension rules

Posted on 14 July 2020 by CarTakeBack

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In March 2020, the government confirmed that to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), MOT expiry dates were to be extended by 6 months.

The extension was previously set to run for a year from 30th March 2020 but has now been updated to only apply for MOTs due between 30th March 2020 and 31st July 2020.

You can find the full guidance on the government website.

If your MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020 your MOT certificate will not be extended. You must book an MOT as usual.

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You can read our previous blog post about the MOT extension here.

Our own update on the CarTakeBack service available during the Coronavirus can be reviewed here