Featured Vehicles less than 3.5t get six month MOT extension

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    The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps has announced that vehicles which are due an MOT from 30 March 2020 will be given an automatic six-month extension.

    On twitter he said:

    Given the circumstances I’m granting an MOT temporary exemption so that if your MOT is due from 30th March 2020 you will automatically receive a SIX-month extension. However, you must still keep your car in a roadworthy condition and garages will remain open if you need repairs.

    More info here:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronav...s-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020

    And this:

    Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work.

    Legislation will be introduced on March 30 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months, following a short consultation with key organisations. Drivers will still need to get their vehicle tested until the new regulations come into place, if they need to use it.

    If you cannot get an MOT that’s due because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people are not unfairly penalised for things out of their control.

    Practical driving tests and annual testing for lorries, buses and coaches have been suspended for up to 3 months.

     
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    Sensible given that garages may not have the staff to cover all the required MOT needs, also sensible as the number of cars on the roads has been significantly reduced. Can’t remember the last time I used mine!
     
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    As it says you MUST still keep your vehicle in a road worthy condition and you CAN STILL be prosecuted if your vehicle is unroadworthy

    Some garages will be staying open as far as possible for essential repairs

    IF your vehicle has already run out of MOT prior to 30 March then you need to try and find somewhere to get it tested as the date for the extension is 30 March onwards
     
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    That is the only bit of good news I have had for weeks! The MOT on the Porsche is booked for Friday but due 13th April so I will get the extension.. That said I don't think it will get much use again this year with the current situation.(n)

    On a separate note has anyone else had notification that their BMW dealers are closed.. Lets hope for German reliability:unsure:
     
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    Cotswold basically closed
    In light of the Government’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, we have temporarily closed our dealerships with immediate effect. The well being of you our customers and members of staff is paramount.
     
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    My local dealer has also shut down.

    Salesmen working from home by video link etc.

    Emergency cover available only from the workshops.

    I can only assume that the BMW Emergency / Breakdown Cover via my extended warranty insurance will be all that I need.
     
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    most peoples cars should be parked up and not moving very far at all so there should be a lot less demand for service and repair requirements

    My car is sat on the drive with a near full tank of fuel but not sure when it will move next. l am still going out to work and as long as l stay well l will carry on working but l walk to and from my place of work so never use the car much n the week

    lucky l had my MOT done just before all this started so good until March 26th 2021
     
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    Same with mine, hasn’t moved in a while, has half a tank of fuel. Typical that I’ve just received my Esso fuel discount card......
     
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    l had to make a last minute dash to Birmingham on Monday night to get my daughter home before lockdown

    l heard the news at 08.30pm Monday night and l was on the road minutes after that to get her back home and as l got close to home stopped at a 24hr garage and topped off the tank so l have fuel if l need to take the car out in an emergency

    l was meant to be going to collect her tomorrow and was worried that l wouldn't be allowed to travel. whilst in work yesterday l was speaking to a police officer and asked him what the police stance would have been on that journey and he said it would have been allowed as you were repatriating your daughter who was stranded away from home
     
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    Here is a question, if you are a key worker BUT don't have your own car but use partners or parents car, can you still get it done as I believe some garages are remaining open purely for key workers, assuming the rest of people are not going anywhere :)

    Kev
     
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    Yes, I've had an Email from my local dealership, Bluebell BMW, Crewe, to say that their showroom and workshops are closed. Also a note to tell customers picking up their new cars will be scheduled for a later date. :cry:
     
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    Yes, i got the note, it says closing showrooms, they wre carrying out booked in work but once that it done, some dealers closing with some service dept. staying open for key workers. There will e a option on the site to buy new cars etc and details of arranging delivery it said.

    Kev
     
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    My local Sytners is closed, showroom and workshop.
     
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    same here both dealers that l use have closed showrooms and workshops but both have said that workshops will be able to provide repairs to the emergency services and vehicles owned by key workers
     
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    Sopers of Lincoln workshop & sales are closed, Sytners of Leicester also but they have/had someone manning the phone to give guidance/direction depending on your requirements.
     

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