Any MOT due on or after 30th March 2020 has been automatically extended by 6 months. This to help keep as many people as possible safe in their homes and reduce the spread of the virus. But what does this mean for our customers and what are the implications? THIS IS AN IMPORTANT READ
Many Wilson and Co customers have been making contact with our teams on site to ask about the new ruling on the MOT Test. We have put together a guide below and we are here to help if you have any questions - please just give us a call.
Your vehicle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it’s eligible. This will be done about 7 days before it’s due to expire.
This means that:
We are happy to take calls from anyone, whether we have seen your vehicle before or not. We can check the date for you.
If you prefer to check this yourself, please click the link below and enter your registration.
Please note if your MOT was due in the next 7 days, the date should now have been extended by 6 months. If by the time it is due within 3 days, the date has not been extended you will need to contact the DVSA by email including you registration.
Even though the date of your MOT has been extended, it remains your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive (‘roadworthy’). It can be unsafe even if your MOT expiry date has been extended.
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.
These are recommended checks that you should carry out regularly to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy.
Your vehicle’s handbook will tell you how often to check the:
Or please view the HOW to Video's below:
Please contact us regarding the service of your vehicle if you are unsure.
Tyre tread - Tread must be a certain depth depending on the type of vehicle:
There must be tread across the middle three-quarters and around the entire tyre.
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