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    MOT extension

    Shapps has just Tweeted that there will be a 6 month extension to MOT's due after 30th March.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...-30-march-2020
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    Mines due before 31st, booked with Nissan about a month ago for today and they are still doing it but today is their last day.

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    My local M.O.T is still open and has no plans to shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    My local M.O.T is still open and has no plans to shut.
    Same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    My local M.O.T is still open and has no plans to shut.
    But is driving your car to an MOT station and hanging around for it to be done 'essential travel'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighty View Post
    But is driving your car to an MOT station and hanging around for it to be done 'essential travel'?
    I suspect that will depend on what you subsequently need the car for. For example, a Nurse would need it to get to work....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    I suspect that will depend on what you subsequently need the car for. For example, a Nurse would need it to get to work....
    With the extension, it's not an issue.

    Beg's the Q why the MOT station needs to be open after the announcement?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    With the extension, it's not an issue.

    Beg's the Q why the MOT station needs to be open after the announcement?.
    To MOT vehicles where the expiry date is before 30th March?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfupanda View Post
    To MOT vehicles where the expiry date is before 30th March?
    I meant after the announced date, my bad.
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    Apologies from me too.

    Yes youíre right. No need for garages to open however they are on the list of permitted businesses to remain operational throughout the lockdown.

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    Mine was due on 16th April so I got it done on Monday. Rats! I could have had 6 months extra for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    I meant after the announced date, my bad.
    Probably to prevent chaos after the restrictions are lifted and people can't get in at their local M.O.T centre.

    I am a key worker so need my car and would prefer to know it's road worthy and also needs a service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    My local M.O.T is still open and has no plans to shut.
    Slightly related. I saw the local tyre fitting place (near the supermarket I was going to) was open. If you need your car, you need tyres so I could see the logic (and obviously their desire to keep operating), Whether it's within "the rules", I'm not sure.

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    I work for a car dealership, sad to see the sales floors closed - they are fullfulling the last few orders that have come in then will deal with the rest in the future
    the service dept remains full steam ahead in shifts to keep the social distancing rules and H&S ... mainly because they supplied the ambulances and have the parts and diagnostics machines for them

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    The trouble is if you put your car in for an MOT and it needs parts/work doing. The trade might be different but I'm struggling to get parts for my project car at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    With the extension, it's not an issue.

    Beg's the Q why the MOT station needs to be open after the announcement?.
    Because in general they also repair too and some essential workers or those who need there car to shop / medical reasons might need to have them repaired?

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    Garages will remain open

    Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

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    Given the circumstances I'm granting an MOT temporary exemption so that if your MOT is due from 30th March 2020 you will automatically receive a SIX-month extension. However, you must still keep your car in a roadworthy condition and garages will remain open if you need repairs.

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    My Daughters partner works for GSF, their CEO is telling them that they are an essential service and its business as usual, forcing the trade counters to remain open with no regard for the staff, people are queueing for service parts along the road and he is having to serve them, all because they are supposedly stuck at home doing nothing.

    the government list of essential services includes transport, they have latched on to this, it is pure greed, anything that was really needed to keep essential vehicles working can be delivered by van on a trade only basis.

    Hopefully the MOT extension kills this off.

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    Bu**er, I've just paid £200 to get mine through

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD200 View Post
    Bu**er, I've just paid £200 to get mine through
    it must have needed it then

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    it must have needed it then
    Brakes.
    there was an adviser on last year so it was expected.
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    I have a slot booked but I donít want to go in Iíve 2 months left anyway.

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    Had mine booked for early April but pulled it forward last week to tomorrow. Small village garage so might as well get it done. A free 6 months would have been nice though. :)

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    Mine is due on the 29th, has it booked for tomorrow but decided that things were going to go south so took my car in last week. Garage was ghostly quiet, normally Iíd have to leave the car there but as it was so quiet they did it while I waited.

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    Paranoid,maybe but I dont want anyone in my car.

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    wife had hers yesterday as she had to drive to London and back today to pick our son up - she wanted to ensure she was road legal
    turned out they found a screw in one of the tyres so was happy she did it before the 400 mile round trip

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    Mine is due next month but garage it was booked into has shut, I got a slot for Monday elsewhere, got a call to say they're clearing workshop and then shutting today/tomorrow, others in the area I've called are doing mainly repair work without any extras, few said regular/previous customers only, staff on rotas to keep space in workshop. Six month extension will hopefully allow use till things return to normal, and I can get the test done, there will be a rush starting in 6 months when exemption runs out and swells the normal expiry dates.

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    My van is booked in for early tomorrow morning. I called the garage today and they said that tomorrow is the last day. I could have waited as its not due till the 2nd April and got a 6 month extension but decided just to go ahead and have it done rather than take advantage of the new decision.

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    My motorbikes MOT ran out last week am I right in thinking I canít ride it until 30th but could ride after this date for 6months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    My motorbikes MOT ran out last week am I right in thinking I canít ride it until 30th but could ride after this date for 6months?
    No! Applies if MOT date is 30 March or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    No! Applies if MOT date is 30 March or later.
    Thank you for the clarification

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    Our village garage and MOT station is staying open (at least for now). If the garage stays open, I see no reason why they need to close the MOT bit of it, plus I like to get my car serviced and tested at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    My motorbikes MOT ran out last week am I right in thinking I canít ride it until 30th but could ride after this date for 6months?
    The original rules apply to your bike. As you probably know, in the UK:

    If the MOT has run out:
    You cannot drive or park your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.
    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    * to or from somewhere to be repaired
    * to a pre-arranged MOT test

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    MOT extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    The original rules apply to your bike. As you probably know, in the UK:

    If the MOT has run out:
    You cannot drive or park your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.
    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    * to or from somewhere to be repaired
    * to a pre-arranged MOT test
    I will probably wait to ride it until later in the year, when I can use socially again, currently using my 1967 Lambretta to go to and from work, no MOT required
    Last edited by Lammylee; 25th March 2020 at 23:12.

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    My Discoís first MOT is due on the 31st March so good news for us.

    Ps. Not that Iím driving anywhere at the moment!

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