What can I do if I’m self-isolating and can’t get to a garage in time for my car’s MOT?
If your car is due for its MOT, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that, from 30th March, car, van and motorcycle owners in the UK will be granted a temporary six-month extension. Although paper certificates will not be re-issued, your vehicle’s MOT history page on the GOV.UK website will be amended so that your car is legal to drive.
In line with the recent GOV.UK guidance entitled ‘FURTHER BUSINESSES AND PREMISES TO CLOSE’, garages and service centres will be allowed to remain open for essential repair work only.
Even though an MOT is not required from 30th March, you still need to keep your car in a roadworthy condition so that it is safe to drive. This means ensuring that all fluids are topped up to the correct levels, and that tyres are also running with the recommended level of tread and pressure (these can be found in the car’s handbook or on the door sills of the vehicle).
Updated as at 25/03/20.