With lockdown easing and things returning to a little bit of normality,
mandatory MOTs for vehicles will restart across England, Scotland and Wales on Saturday 1 August – meaning if your MOT’s due from then onwards, you’ll need to sort the test as usual.
Though if your MOT is due before then, you will still receive the six-month extension granted to drivers since Monday 30 March because of the pandemic.
In Northern Ireland, MOT testing has been suspended for most vehicles, and there’s currently no date for when it will become mandatory again.
But unlike the rest of the UK, you get a 12-month extension.
If the expiry date on your vehicle’s MOT is on or after Monday 30 March and before Saturday 1 August, you automatically get a six-month extension.
For example, if your MOT’s set to expire on 31 July 2020, this will automatically be extended to 31 January 2021.
You must still keep your car in a roadworthy condition, but with 90% of garages now open across the country, according to the Department for Transport, getting repairs done shouldn’t be a problem.
MOTs and other need to know information post lockdown are in this guide.
Provided courtesy of www.moneysavingexpert.com