RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

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ro250

484 posts

10 months

Friday 27th March
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They'll release full details on the 30th I suppose when the new rules come in. Interesting that on the BBC site they said the 6 month extension period lasted 12 months, but it doesn't say that anywhere else.

grantone

586 posts

126 months

Friday 27th March
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Chester draws said:
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Can only assume that it is planned to maintain the spread of due dates throughout the year.
It will be for exactly this reason. We don't have the MOT testing capacity for all cars to be due in one 6 month period.

mstrbkr

7,330 posts

151 months

Friday 27th March
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PartOfTheProblem said:
I interpret it as every single vehicle with a valid MOT in place on 30th March will simply see 6 months added onto the expiry date, so in theory if your MOT was due on 28th April 20, and you had it tested a month early on 29th March 20, your MOT won't expire til 28th October 2021! 19 months MOT!

I'm quite prepared to be wrong, but I think that's the most extreme case.
Not sure about that. The expiration date would now be saying 28th April 2021, so doubt it will have 6 months added. But who knows - the government does strange things biggrin

My MOT was due tomorrow, I had it done yesterday so it expires on March 28th 2021 at the moment. It would be totally ridiculous if they added 6 months to that to be honest! It'll be interesting to see as I think I've fallen into quite an odd time period there. I was one of the people scrambling to find an MOT station still open after the first two were cancelled!

Edit: Damn, tried to do a ninja edit and got quoted in the meantime.

Edited by mstrbkr on Friday 27th March 23:28

Welshbeef

40,189 posts

151 months

Friday 27th March
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mstrbkr said:
But that wouldn't make a difference whether you did it early or not. Either way it has a valid MOT on March 30th 2020.

My MOT was due tomorrow, I had it done yesterday so it expires on March 28th 2021 at the moment. It would be totally ridiculous if they added 6 months to that to be honest!
Maybe not - if we’re locked down for 6 months which is what most think then 6 months of either zero or extremely low miles shouldn’t make a jot of difference if car is standing (unless a marginal pass clearly).

LukeyP_

216 posts

7 months

Friday 27th March
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Money saving expert also read the same. I think all cars will receive a 6 month extension, seems most easiest way of doing it and saves any bottlenecks etc.

liamthedude

32 posts

85 months

Saturday 28th March
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My car passed its MOT today, even though it was due by 31/3/20

The government said the 6 month extension is for any MOT due after 1st April 2020, which mine now is, so everyone in my boat should be honoured the extra 6 months until 31/9/21

InitialDave

6,526 posts

72 months

Saturday 28th March
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liamthedude said:
My car passed its MOT today, even though it was due by 31/3/20

The government said the 6 month extension is for any MOT due after 1st April 2020, which mine now is, so everyone in my boat should be honoured the extra 6 months until 31/9/21
I believe the specifics are any MOT in a 12 month period from that date, so no, it probably will not.

Skyedriver

9,467 posts

235 months

Saturday 28th March
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Won't believe any of it until they revise the gov.uk site, my MoT history still says August....

jondude

1,849 posts

170 months

Saturday 28th March
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Skyedriver said:
Won't believe any of it until they revise the gov.uk site, my MoT history still says August....
Indeed and there are reports today the MOT garages are trying to get things changed as they are using the argument this will lead to more dangerous cars on the roads.

I think for them the main fear is an 18 month MOT could become the norm. It may well be that is indeed what happens as it will be easier to move everyone with a live MOT to it and leave it there.

InitialDave

6,526 posts

72 months

Saturday 28th March
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Skyedriver said:
Won't believe any of it until they revise the gov.uk site, my MoT history still says August....
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-owners-...

"Legislation will be introduced on 30 March 2020 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months"

ro250

484 posts

10 months

Sunday 29th March
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InitialDave said:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-owners-...

"Legislation will be introduced on 30 March 2020 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months"
So my MOT is due 29th March 2021 (had it done last week) so would appear it won't be due again until next September - right?

MitchT

12,988 posts

162 months

Sunday 29th March
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Mine's due on 10 July. I'll still aim to get it done in the summer if possible as December/January brings Christmas and a flurry of birthdays so my bank account can well do without having my MOT at that time too!

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

23,631 posts

188 months

Sunday 29th March
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liamthedude said:
until 31/9/21
Well, that would be something! hehe



LukeyP_

216 posts

7 months

Monday 30th March
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Taken from the GOV site. Looks like the extension dates will not be updated until near when your MOT is due

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 check your MOT history to see when your MOT expiry date has been extended. Keep checking back if your new expiry date is not showing yet.

EDIT - I read that as it could be retracted at anytime. Otherwise they would have just updated the database where any date = 30th march onwards and added 6 months.

Edited by LukeyP_ on Monday 30th March 12:40

mstrbkr

7,330 posts

151 months

Monday 30th March
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LukeyP_ said:
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.
WTF!

ash73

17,637 posts

174 months

Monday 30th March
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mstrbkr said:
LukeyP_ said:
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.
WTF!
Because people never think about booking an MoT until the day it runs out wobble

Glad I got mine done now.

ro250

484 posts

10 months

Monday 30th March
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mstrbkr said:
LukeyP_ said:
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.
WTF!
That's madness. For those of us who are organised it won't suit me not to have the extension in black and white until it's effectively too late.

V8fan

3,306 posts

221 months

Monday 30th March
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From the DVLA MoT enquiry page:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
MOT extensions are being processed in date order.
This means that the MOT expiry date for your car, van or motorcycle may not yet be showing the 6 month extension.

courty

126 posts

30 months

Monday 30th March
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I have sorned this for April because of the lockdown...but it is taking time to update the mot expiry..6th April isn't much time. Normally it would have been tested by now.

rossub

2,787 posts

143 months

Monday 30th March
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courty said:
I have sorned this for April because of the lockdown...but it is taking time to update the mot expiry..6th April isn't much time. Normally it would have been tested by now.
I’ve done similar - Mot due on the 16th. Concerned I’ll not be able to tax it if the website isn’t updated!