With MOTs now mandatory in the UK from 01st August 2020, do I now have to get my car tested if my certificate expires on or after this date?
On 29th June 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced in the UK for cars, motorcycles and vans from 01st August 2020 in response to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions that came into force in March 2020.
Therefore, if the expiry date on your car’s MOT certificate is 01st August 2020, or any date after this, you will need to book your car in for testing by the expiry date shown on your certificate, as the six-month exemption will not apply to your vehicle.
It’s also important to remember that you can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before your certificate runs out, and the same renewal date can also be kept.
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Updated on 29th June 2020