RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

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Welshbeef

42,904 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.

LukeyP_

322 posts

15 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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It was only a matter of time before they ended up.

I took our family car for it's MOT this morning, even though I had until end of November to pop it through. Damn goes my shed getting a 6 month extension lol.

MG CHRIS

7,426 posts

128 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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mstrbkr said:
Another U turn then. Initially they said this would run for a year.
Wrong it was stated in media in the first press release but it was dropped. It was always open to be ended at any time. Considering all garages are back open there really is no need to continue it.

SarGara

354 posts

137 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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A lot of small garages rely on MOTs and MOT driven work to keep them going, I know my local garage shut for 3 months and had to furlough because of this. So it makes sense to end this extension if they are trying to get people back to work and a return to normal.

mstrbkr

8,078 posts

159 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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ash73 said:
mstrbkr said:
Another U turn then. Initially they said this would run for a year.
There is no U turn, some people just didn't understand it.

The problem for garages is the volume of MoTs will be lopsided now, with most Apr-Jul MoTs moved into Oct-Jan.
I guess I am wrong to believe the press then (should know better!) Autocar article on this says it was "set to run until March 2021".

The Spruce Goose

26,270 posts

156 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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mstrbkr said:
I guess I am wrong to believe the press then (should know better!) Autocar article on this says it was "set to run until March 2021".
they can stop it at anytime.

Welshbeef

42,904 posts

159 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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mstrbkr said:
I guess I am wrong to believe the press then (should know better!) Autocar article on this says it was "set to run until March 2021".
It’s good that policies can be flexible and adaptable as and when circumstances allow.

It’s frustrating as I had my fingers crossed for another 6 months Sept to March out of the Mrs car. Not worried about it passing or not but know it will highly likely make us chop it in for a Galaxy. Oh well.

mstrbkr

8,078 posts

159 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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The Spruce Goose said:
mstrbkr said:
I guess I am wrong to believe the press then (should know better!) Autocar article on this says it was "set to run until March 2021".
they can stop it at anytime.
I'm only explaining where I read it and why I previously thought it was a U turn.

amare32

2,311 posts

184 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Mine was extended to Dec '20 but decided to get it done today anyway. My JCW passed it's first MOT no problem smile

Dracoro

7,814 posts

206 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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ash73 said:
The problem for garages is the volume of MoTs will be lopsided now, with most Apr-Jul MoTs moved into Oct-Jan.
Actually, it could help. I'd say generally that there is higher numbers of MOT's done March/April as a lot of cars were bought soon after new registration dates (so they get new plates etc.) so that's one period where the "rush" may calm down given many of these are now spread later in year (Oct-Jan which may be quieter anyway).
Sept will prob still be intense though....

stevemcs

5,129 posts

54 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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A lot of MOT's due Mar to June have been carried out, the only ones who are waiting until the end of the 6 month period are the ones that probably shouldn't be on the road anyway.

DoubleD

16,106 posts

69 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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stevemcs said:
A lot of MOT's due Mar to June have been carried out, the only ones who are waiting until the end of the 6 month period are the ones that probably shouldn't be on the road anyway.
Have you got anything to back this up?

Speed Badger

1,353 posts

78 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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The MOT for my Clio 182 was due end of May, but as its a 2nd car I SORNed it due to Covid and being told to work from home for the foreseeable future. It's now extended until November but it has been meticulously maintained and literally had a service and health check from a specialist a few hundred miles ago.

A1VDY

3,575 posts

88 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Speed Badger said:
The MOT for my Clio 182 was due end of May, but as its a 2nd car I SORNed it due to Covid and being told to work from home for the foreseeable future. It's now extended until November but it has been meticulously maintained and literally had a service and health check from a specialist a few hundred miles ago.
That's good preventative maintenance but sadly there are huge numbers out there who won't do this kind of thing as it costs money.
As long as its still mot'd many will run a car with dodgy brakes, rotten floors and bald tyres. This six month extension will just produce a whole lot more scrappers..

Speed Badger

1,353 posts

78 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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A1VDY said:
That's good preventative maintenance but sadly there are huge numbers out there who won't do this kind of thing as it costs money.
As long as its still mot'd many will run a car with dodgy brakes, rotten floors and bald tyres. This six month extension will just produce a whole lot more scrappers..
True. With mine I forgot to add that being a Renault, any part of it is liable to fall off, go wrong or become on fire at any time yes

cml24

833 posts

108 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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My £500 Clio not runs out on August 7th and I was hoping to get another six months out of it. Nothing actually wrong, but just sure there is something I'm not aware of (especially having driven about three miles since march) that will fail it.

Probably for the best though!

stevemcs

5,129 posts

54 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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DoubleD said:
stevemcs said:
A lot of MOT's due Mar to June have been carried out, the only ones who are waiting until the end of the 6 month period are the ones that probably shouldn't be on the road anyway.
Have you got anything to back this up?
Only for what goes through our workshop, maybe i should have said. At lot of our customers who's MOT's were due between Mar and June have booked in for the MOT and had them carried out, the ones that were due in july - we send out reminders 3 weeks before are still booking in for the MOT's. The ones that are taking the option of the extension are the type of customer who never usually passes first time in our experience. This may/may not be replicated across the uk but i get the feeling from talking to of garages locally its the same for them.

Drezza

709 posts

15 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Mine wouldn't currently pass an MOT for the EML light on the dash, taking full advantage of the additional 6 months.

My dad's car (an old Passat), the rear doors won't open, he's fuming now because he'll probably have to buy a new banger sooner than he thought lol

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,978 posts

196 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Drezza said:
My dad's car (an old Passat), the rear doors won't open,
Not somebody messing with the child locks? Just a thought.

DoubleD

16,106 posts

69 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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stevemcs said:
DoubleD said:
stevemcs said:
A lot of MOT's due Mar to June have been carried out, the only ones who are waiting until the end of the 6 month period are the ones that probably shouldn't be on the road anyway.
Have you got anything to back this up?
Only for what goes through our workshop, maybe i should have said. At lot of our customers who's MOT's were due between Mar and June have booked in for the MOT and had them carried out, the ones that were due in july - we send out reminders 3 weeks before are still booking in for the MOT's. The ones that are taking the option of the extension are the type of customer who never usually passes first time in our experience. This may/may not be replicated across the uk but i get the feeling from talking to of garages locally its the same for them.
There is no doubt that you will get some like that.