THE government has confirmed that the six month MOT extension, granted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will come to an end on 31 July 2020.
All MOTs falling due on or after 01 August 2020 will require the car to be given an MOT as normal.
Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), commented:
It is positive that the government has confirmed the MOT extension currently in place will be stopped. Following the lockdown and the long period when vehicles remained unused and often unserviced, there may now be a lot of potentially unroadworthy and dangerous cars on the road. Ending the MOT extension is a step in the right direction to ensure safety as more people return to work and roads get busier.
The six-month extension remains in place for cars, vans or motorcycles whose MOT expiry date is between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020.
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