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What can I do if I’m self-isolating and can’t get to a garage in time for my car’s service?

 

At the moment, it doesn’t look like there will be another MOT extension as dealers, garages and MOT stations are considered essential businesses and are able to remain open. As such, if you’re unable to make your car’s MOT, you won’t be able to legally drive your car until the MOT has been completed, although you are able to drive it to its MOT and/or MOT-related repairs once you’re able to rebook this. If your car is going to be off the road for a long period of time because of this, you could consider applying to register your vehicle as off the road by declaring it as SORN with the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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