Earlier this year the Department for Transport (DfT) said that owners of cars, motorbikes and vans were to be given a temporary 6-month exemption from MOT tests from 30th March as part of efforts during the pandemic to support the essential travel requirements of key workers.
However, now that dealerships and garages are mostly open, it is essential for drivers to ensure that their vehicle is MOT tested to ensure that parts (such as tyres, seatbelts, airbags, brakes, lights and exhausts) are in proper working order and meet legal requirements for roadworthiness.
Baroness Vere said: "As people return to our roads, it is vital that motorists are able to keep their vehicles safe. That’s why as restrictions are eased, from 1st August MOT testing will again become mandatory. Garages across the country are open and I urge drivers who are due for their MOT to book a test as soon they can."
If drivers feel vulnerable or are self-isolating, they should ask about Collection & Delivery of their vehicle from their home (or preferred address) when booking an MOT test, so that we can help reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) for them with our thorough hygiene and social distancing measures.
To read more about these measures and watch videos detailing what you can expect from us during the pandemic, please tap here to visit www.allenmotorgroup.co.uk/covid19/safety/.
To book an MOT test (and/or a service), please tap here to visit our online booking page.