Next months MOT reminders ready to fold and post!!
Also included is some information regarding the 6 month extension,
which highlight the following points:
you usually get a reminder from us we cannot update our system at
present to allow for the extension so please make a note of your new
expiry date, you can also check on line at
2. You can still get your vehicle MOT’d before this
date if you wish.
3. You still have to make sure your car is roadworthy
or you can be fined up to £2500, be banned from driving and get 3
penalty points, you can find more information here
Stay safe everyone!!
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MOT expiry dates are being extended by 6 months to help prevent the
spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Your MOT certificate will be extended by 6 months if it was due to
expire on or after 30 March 2020 and your vehicle is a:
This includes these types of vehicles that are due their first ever
How the 6-month extension works
Your vehicle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6
months if it’s eligible. This will be done just before it’s due to
This means that:
your vehicle will still have a valid MOT certificate for an
extra 6 months
can still tax your vehicle
your insurance will still be valid
your vehicle’s record will be updated so the police can see you
have a valid MOT
You will not get a new paper MOT certificate with the new expiry
date on it.
You must still keep
your vehicle safe to drive.
ExampleYour vehicle’s MOT was due to expire on 3 May
This will automatically be extended to 3 November 2020. You will
need to get your MOT by this date.
What you need to do
Your vehicle’s MOT expiry date will only be updated a few days
before it was originally due to expire.
You need to include these details in the email:
date your MOT expired
your vehicle registration number (number plate)
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will then:
update your vehicle’s record
email you to tell you this has been done
If your vehicle tax and MOT run out in April
You cannot renew your vehicle tax until your MOT expiry date has
been extended. It will be extended a few days before it was
originally due to expire.
This means you might need to wait until later in April to tax your
Check that the MOT expiry date has been extended before you tax
Keep your vehicle safe to drive
You must make sure your vehicle is safe to drive (‘roadworthy’). It
can be unsafe even if your MOT expiry date has been extended.
Get unsafe vehicles repaired
Take your vehicle to be repaired at the nearest open garage if it’s
unsafe. These are allowed to stay open during the coronavirus
You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3
penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.