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                                              Coronavirus: 6 Month MOT Extension


 MOT  Exemption 6-Month


Are MOTs cancelled?


The DVSA has not officially cancelled MOTs but the Department for Transport has announced that all light vehicles - cars, bikes and vans - due an MOT on or after March 30 will be granted an automatic six-month exemption without testing.

The move means drivers will not need to present their vehicle for testing but will be given an extension so the MOT will expire six months after its original expiry date.

However, the extension only applies to vehicles due their test on or after March 30. Any vehicle with an MOT that expires before that will still need to pass the test in order to be driven.

What to do if your car is due an MOT soon


If your MOT is due on or after March 30, you do not need to do anything. Your vehicle will automatically be given a six-month extension from its MOT expiry date and online records will be updated to reflect this.

You must, however, keep your vehicle maintained in a roadworthy condition. And once the exemption expires you will have to submit your car/bike/van for testing.

If your MOT is due before March 30, it must pass the test before you are allowed to drive it.

Garages are classified as essential services and are allowed to remain open to carry out MOTs and essential repairs, so you should be able to get an MOT if your vehicle requires one.


However, if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or you are classified as vulnerable to the virus, you must not take your car to an MOT centre. The DfT says it is working to ensure drivers in such situations aren't unfairly penalised.

What if my MOT has already expired?

If your car does not currently have a valid MOT, even if you missed the test because you were self-isolating, you cannot legally drive it. You either need to get it tested or make a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN)


MOT Testing

At Hackney Service Centre Ltd we now offer Class 4 MOT testing

Our aim is to provide a fair test at a fair price and our customers are welcome to come in and wait in our modern and comfortable reception area. You can view your vehicle being tested in the comfort of our waiting area via a TV screen.

As we are located only a short walk from Hackneys Fashion Hub you could leave the vehicle with us and enjoy shopping while we carry out your test.

In addition to this we offer:



Hackney Service Centre
Arch 437, 16, Marcon Place

Hackney, London

E8 1LP

Tel: 020 3583 5450


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