MOT extension to end | Motoring Issues - Car News Jul 2020

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10:07 Monday 13 Jul 2020

The Government is to end the six-month MOT extension scheme introduced during the coronavirus lockdown.

The scheme was introduced at the end of March, and gave a six-month extension to all cars due an MOT between 30 March 2020 and 29 March 2021.  However, the Government has announced an early end to the scheme, and any car who’s MOT expires after 31 July will not have the date extended.

With more and more garages and MOT test stations reopening, the latest figures indicated that the UK motoring public had begun to disregard the extension scheme in any case.  The website BookMyGarage.com reports that over a third of bookings over the past three months have included an MOT as driver’s remained concerned as to the roadworthiness of their vehicles, and MOT bookings have increased by 56% during June.

With just a month to go before the extension scheme expires, it might be an idea to book early if your MOT is due in August, with garages and test centres still getting up to speed following shutdown expecting to see a surge in demand.

 

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