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Do I still need a MOT test during the coronavirus crisis?
- AuthorCristina Parla
The Department for Transport has carried out a review of its guidelines in respect of MOT testing for cars, motorcycles and light goods vehicles. Following the review, vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing from 30 March 2020.
This means that all vehicles usually requiring a MOT test will be exempt, but you still have a responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is kept in a roadworthy condition and garages will remain open for essential repair work.
If your vehicle is due its MOT test before 30 March 2020, then you will still need to get it tested until the new regulations come into place.
What if my MOT has already expired?
If you do not intend to use your vehicle then you should register it as off the road (SORN). You can do that here: https://www.gov.uk/make-a-sorn.
Even if your MOT certificate has expired, you can still obtain a new one. Just make sure you pre-book the appointment.
As the situation evolves, further changes to MOT tests are expected so it is important to check and follow advice from HM Government and only take advice from credible sources.
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