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If my MOT expiry date was extended on 31st July 2020 for six months, do I now have to get my vehicle MOT’d?

Between 30th March 2020 and 31th July 2020, the government automatically extended the expiry date of MOT certificates by six months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This means that, after 31st January 2021, the six-month extension no longer applies. Therefore, you are required to get your vehicle’s MOT carried out, and the current fine for driving with no MOT is up to £1,000.

Please note that MOT stations and garages are able to stay open under the current lockdown restrictions. To find your local Motor Ombudsman-accredited business, please enter your town, city or postcode into our online Garage Finder.

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