The Government recently announced an extension for MOT Tests that are due after 30th March 2020. Cars, vans and motorcycles are eligible for a 6 month extension, however, you must ensure your vehicle or bike is roadworthy during this extension otherwise you can be fined up to £2,500, face a driving ban and 3 penalty points if you are found to be driving a vehicle that is in a dangerous condition.
You can check to see if your MOT expiry date has been extended by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history. You will need to keep checking back if the new expiry date is not yet showing.
You do still have to pay your road tax if your tax becomes due in the next 6 months. You will be able to tax your vehicle as soon as your MOT expiry date has been updated.
How to check your vehicle is roadworthy
- Ensure windscreen, windows and mirrors are clean
- Check all lights work
- Check the brakes work
- Check engine oil, water level and brake fluid in accordance with your handbook
- Check the battery (driving short journeys can reduce the battery charge)
- Keep windscreen and rear window washer bottles topped up
- Check tyres have correct tread depth and are in good condition
- Listen out for unusual noises that could indicate an issue with the exhaust or suspension
- Be alert to any changes to the feel of the steering, as a change may indicate a more serious problem
We are here to help
Should you need a car repair or service, or would like to keep your existing MOT Test date and book it in during lockdown, we are here to help.
We are offering a free car collection and delivery service to all local customers (subject to availability). If you can drive your car, please come over to the F&H garage in Dogmersfield where we can book your car in for the required work.
Please feel reassured that we are following Government guidelines, are practising social distancing and have extra sanitation measures in place to help protect customers and staff from risk of virus transmission.
To book your car in, please call 01252 615657 or visit https://www.fosterandheanesltd.co.uk/