RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

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Taylor James

2,764 posts

22 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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MG CHRIS said:
Just get your mot done when its due don't wait around for this 6 month extension if your not isolating etc. There really is no need to wait an extra 6 months.
All depends. I'm planning on selling a cheap car with a short MOT and that will be extended by six months. Nothing to be gained from putting it through the MOT and risking a failure or identification of an unknown fault that will cost me money and/or make the car harder to sell. At the budget end of the market, six months is fine and the extension won't put off buyers. They just want a ticket.


Edited by Taylor James on Saturday 6th June 14:09

DoubleD

16,004 posts

69 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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MG CHRIS said:
Just get your mot done when its due don't wait around for this 6 month extension if your not isolating etc. There really is no need to wait an extra 6 months.
Mine is due 6 months later than usual, so thats when I will get it done, there really is no need for me to get it done any sooner.

Slow

5,617 posts

98 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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Matthen said:
And getting an MoT in the 6 months following the end of the automatic extension will be a ballache - twice as many people will be trying to get them.
Why?

Assuming the gov decides to run it for a full year everyone will just be pushed back 6 months. That would take the gov being smart for a change though.

Rich1973

966 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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Mine was due on Wednesday coming, and is now 10th December.

syl

633 posts

36 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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Mines just been extended by 6 months. As I normally only use it a bit in the summer, I’ll just MOT it again next year in May/June.

I’m not that worried about something having worn out as I have done less than 50 miles on it in the last year.

S1KRR

12,548 posts

173 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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Slow said:
Why?

Assuming the gov decides to run it for a full year everyone will just be pushed back 6 months. That would take the gov being smart for a change though.
I seriously doubt they will keep the system going for a year. I foresee it being dropped in August at the latest. The SMMT is already starting to lobby for it.

Steve Campbell

1,508 posts

129 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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My car is due in summer and I’d like to keep it that way as it’s a summer car (Caterham). If I just get it done within the 6 months extension, does it maintain the 12 moths from that update for future MOT’s ? Sorry if this is an obvious question / answer !

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,895 posts

196 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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Steve Campbell said:
My car is due in summer and I’d like to keep it that way as it’s a summer car (Caterham). If I just get it done within the 6 months extension, does it maintain the 12 moths from that update for future MOT’s ? Sorry if this is an obvious question / answer !
An MOT done follows the normal (pre covid) timing of things.

Those moths can be a bother though hehe

A1VDY

3,575 posts

88 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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Taylor James said:
MG CHRIS said:
Just get your mot done when its due don't wait around for this 6 month extension if your not isolating etc. There really is no need to wait an extra 6 months.
All depends. I'm planning on selling a cheap car with a short MOT and that will be extended by six months. Nothing to be gained from putting it through the MOT and risking a failure or identification of an unknown fault that will cost me money and/or make the car harder to sell. At the budget end of the market, six months is fine and the extension won't put off buyers. They just want a ticket.


Edited by Taylor James on Saturday 6th June 14:09
It certainly will put buyers off!
Most see anything with the six month extension as most likely having problems as it's 12 months since last tested.
At the cheap end of the market people still want a safe car not something by the sounds of the car you're selling will be a failure..


280E

1,464 posts

68 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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A1VDY said:
At the cheap end of the market people still want a safe car not something by the sounds of the car you're selling will be a failure..
I'm not sure that's correct.

Lotus Notes

941 posts

152 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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Mine was due on the 20th June, it's now due on 20th December.

TheAngryDog

10,509 posts

170 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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My car's MOT expires on the 25th. I haven't booked it in anywhere yet. I'll be checking on Thursday to see if it updates else I will book it in.

Sheepshanks

22,359 posts

80 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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ash73 said:
e.g. if it was due 16/07/20, extended to 16/01/21, and you get it tested 01/07/20 then it will expire 01/07/21, not 16/07/21.
I don't think that example is correct - if tested 1/7/20 against an original expiry date of 16/7/20 then it'll expire 15/7/21.

However, if you leave it until a few days before the 16/7/20 so the extention has been applied then the expiry will be 12 months from date of test. Apparently you can ask VOSA to redate the MOT though so you don't 'lose' the few days.


LukeyP_

321 posts

15 months

Monday 22nd June 2020
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Our family bus (Kuga) was due it's first on 31st May, but I'm taking it next week despite it's extension.

littlepaul

218 posts

90 months

Monday 22nd June 2020
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Mine was extended till November but was put in today and passed with no advisories , which is always nice .

XR

50 posts

12 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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The DfT has announced that the 6 month exemption will end on the 1st August 2020

Welshbeef

42,872 posts

159 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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XR said:
The DfT has announced that the 6 month exemption will end on the 1st August 2020
Do you have a link for that?

mstrbkr

8,075 posts

159 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Another U turn then. Initially they said this would run for a year.

Welshbeef

42,872 posts

159 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Speed Badger said:
Thanks.
Not an issue but I was hoping the wife’s car would push on until March 21.