Quick Answer: Can You Go Past Your MOT Date?

Is car repair an essential service?

It is important that Government agencies recognise that auto parts supply and repair is an essential service.

The industry must remain open to support emergency vehicles, essential transportation services and those that will need to support the most vulnerable members of our community..

Do you get 14 days grace for an MOT?

It is assumed by many people that they have 14 days ‘grace’ after their MOT test Certificate expires to obtain a renewal – This is not the case. However, the MOT test regulations do make the provision for early testing by up to a calendar month to ease the renwal process.

Can I mot my car the day after it expires?

Some motorists may be under the impression that there is a period of grace regarding renewing a lapsed MOT, but this is sadly not the case. The only exception to this is if you already have a booking for the vehicle to be tested and are driving it to the MOT test centre. An MOT must be renewed before it expires.

Are garages open in lockdown?

Absolutely. Garages are deemed to be an essential business, so they’ll be staying open during the lockdown to keep vehicles safe and the country running as best as possible. Garages, MOT centres and the service departments of car dealerships are covered by this decision.

How long can u drive without MOT?

three yearsThe simple answer is, no. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you’re on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment.

Can police check no mot?

A vehicle that does not have a valid MOT test certificate has its registration details automatically passed onto the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) of police vehicles.

What happens if my MOT has expired?

If your MOT has expired then you need to get the car booked in for a fresh test and not drive it until the test has been completed. Remember that you are allowed to drive the car to a pre-booked test appointment.

Are TYRE fitters open during lockdown?

Car dealerships, car repair shops, tyre services and panel beaters are open and residents can visit these premises to repair and/or service vehicles.

How long do you have to get an MOT after it expires?

Drivers can continue to use their vehicles even if their MOT has expired, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

Do speed cameras pick up no mot?

It can also alert officers if a car without MOT, tax or insurance is used on the public road. Data gained by ANPR cameras can be stored for up to two years.

Are Garden Centres open in lockdown 2?

For the second lockdown, official government guidance read: ‘Essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, hardware stores, building merchants and off-licences’ will remain open.