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MOT COVID-19 Extension

Here at BMS Cars, we are Open for Business, following all up to date Government Guidelines.

We wanted to update you with the latest information and rules around the MOT extensions that came into place in March 2020. 

Whether your MOT has been extended or you’re not sure what to do next, we are here to help you stay in the know. 

What happened to MOTs?

If your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT was due on or after 30 March 2020, the Government extended the MOT expiry date by 6 months. This sounds great, however, if your vehicle MOT has been extended you must still keep your vehicle safe and roadworthy. 

If it is not you could find yourself paying a fine of up to £2,500 for keeping your car in a dangerous condition.

Where do I check to see my new MOT expiry date?

To check the extension of your vehicle’s MOT, head to the gov.uk website, enter your details and look at your vehicle’s MOT history. 

This is all done electronically, you will not receive a letter or certificate with the new expiry date.

What to do next?

With your MOT extended automatically, all you need to worry about next is getting your MOT booked in when you feel it is safe to do so.

With garages like us here at BMS Cars open for business and operating safely under government guidelines, there is no need to wait until the end of the 6 months if you are concerned that your vehicle may need a bit of TLC and importantly its MOT. 

Give us a call today to get this booked in well in advance or to ask us any questions you may have.

Tips to keep your vehicle roadworthy

Your vehicle should be safe and legal to drive at all times. For our Post Lockdown Car Maintenance Guide, read our latest blog here.


Call us on 01243 201011 or email us at service@bms-cars.co.uk.