Vehicle Tax and MOTs

Vehicle Tax and MOTs

Vehicle Tax and MOTs

Your car, van or motorcycle MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 – but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive. You can still take your vehicle to be repaired at the nearest open garage. The government is allowing them to remain open.


What you need to do

Your car, motorcycle, light van or other light vehicle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after Monday 30 March 2020.

This means that your vehicle will still have a valid MOT certificate for an extra 6 months.

You do not need to do anything for this to happen. However, you must keep your vehicle safe to drive. This applies to all vehicles, including those that need their first ever MOT test.


Check your MOT expiry date has been extended

Your MOT expiry date will usually be updated on the day your MOT is due to expire. However, it might be done up to a few days before.

You can go to https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history to see when your MOT expiry date has been extended. Keep checking back if your new expiry date is not showing yet. You will not get a paper certificate to show your new MOT expiry date.


If your MOT has expired and its expiry date has not been extended

Email DVSA if your MOT expired on or after 30 March 2020 and its expiry date has not been extended. The e-mail address is covid19mot@dvsa.gov.uk

You can still tax your vehicle by going to https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax as soon as your MOT expiry date has been updated.

 

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