RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

RE: MOTs given automatic six-month extension

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HTP99

17,685 posts

101 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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My daughters is due on the 10th November, she is booked into my place on Thursday to have it done!

Drezza

705 posts

15 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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MrGTI6 said:
The previous extension only applied to cars that had a valid MOT that was due to run out. If yours has already expired then it would be very unlikely to get an extension. And that's assuming that they're going to extend them again anyway.
That's very true frown Looks like I'll have to get it done then... I think they'll probably remain open anyway, pretty essential having a vehicle.

DoubleD

16,075 posts

69 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Drezza said:
MrGTI6 said:
The previous extension only applied to cars that had a valid MOT that was due to run out. If yours has already expired then it would be very unlikely to get an extension. And that's assuming that they're going to extend them again anyway.
That's very true frown Looks like I'll have to get it done then... I think they'll probably remain open anyway, pretty essential having a vehicle.
Its not very expensive to get an MOT done, so nothing to be sad about.

Drezza

705 posts

15 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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DoubleD said:
Its not very expensive to get an MOT done, so nothing to be sad about.
No but it's a hassle I could do without.

DoubleD

16,075 posts

69 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Drezza said:
DoubleD said:
Its not very expensive to get an MOT done, so nothing to be sad about.
No but it's a hassle I could do without.
All part of the joy of car ownership

ro250

1,149 posts

18 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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If you need your car you'll still be able to get an MOT just like you did before.

Gad-Westy

10,978 posts

174 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Maybe this has already been mentioned on this thread but the effect of the six month extension is surely going to have a massively detrimental effect on MOT demand in the period of mar/apr/may for years to come. Then particularly high demand back end of the year.

My MOT is due 22nd Nov. Will have to keep an eye on this.

Athlon

4,238 posts

167 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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We are booked up 3 weeks ahead for MOT's at the moment and folk are bhing because we can't fit them in. I imagine in the spring we will be dead.

Gad-Westy

10,978 posts

174 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Athlon said:
We are booked up 3 weeks ahead for MOT's at the moment and folk are bhing because we can't fit them in. I imagine in the spring we will be dead.
Yep. Might be hard to manage. Tough situation. Though I might just do a very early mot next year to break away from the high demand period. Maybe others will too.

jsf

20,818 posts

197 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Mine was due to end Nov 7th, but i always have it tested a month in advance, this way you get 13 months MOT.
Takes some of the pressure off if a silly issue is found.

J4CKO

32,579 posts

161 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Mine is due on the 16th, am off work next week and was going to get it done but if I cant I will just drive without one as the car is roadworthy and I do very few miles anyway, its just a long way down the give a st o meter.

At the moment, the MOT on me doing minimal miles in a low mileage, well maintained car without an MOT is not high priority.

jsf

20,818 posts

197 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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J4CKO said:
Mine is due on the 16th, am off work next week and was going to get it done but if I cant I will just drive without one as the car is roadworthy and I do very few miles anyway, its just a long way down the give a st o meter.

At the moment, the MOT on me doing minimal miles in a low mileage, well maintained car without an MOT is not high priority.
Up to a £1000 fine, £2500 and 3 points if judged unsafe when stopped, Insurance is invalid with many companies which could change your life if in a serious accident.

dhutch

7,937 posts

158 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Gad-Westy said:
Maybe this has already been mentioned on this thread but the effect of the six month extension is surely going to have a massively detrimental effect on MOT demand in the period of mar/apr/may for years to come. Then particularly high demand back end of the year.

It's not the dream. But I guess new (3yo) cars come in each year, people sorn them a bit sometimes, might well get out of sync again faster than you think.

But yes, manageable if your a mixed garage but potentially pita for the test-only centres.

ChevronB19

2,299 posts

124 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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J4CKO said:
Mine is due on the 16th, am off work next week and was going to get it done but if I cant I will just drive without one as the car is roadworthy and I do very few miles anyway, its just a long way down the give a st o meter.

At the moment, the MOT on me doing minimal miles in a low mileage, well maintained car without an MOT is not high priority.
Low mileage has got nothing to do with whether or not it would pass an MoT. And avoiding the various issues associated with being prosecuted for no MoT would be a fairly high priority for me. Your opinion may differ.

Gad-Westy

10,978 posts

174 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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dhutch said:
Gad-Westy said:
Maybe this has already been mentioned on this thread but the effect of the six month extension is surely going to have a massively detrimental effect on MOT demand in the period of mar/apr/may for years to come. Then particularly high demand back end of the year.

It's not the dream. But I guess new (3yo) cars come in each year, people sorn them a bit sometimes, might well get out of sync again faster than you think.

But yes, manageable if your a mixed garage but potentially pita for the test-only centres.
Yeah, the new car thing will eventually fix it but I would think we'll have 5-10 years before it returns to normal.

J4CKO

32,579 posts

161 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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jsf said:
J4CKO said:
Mine is due on the 16th, am off work next week and was going to get it done but if I cant I will just drive without one as the car is roadworthy and I do very few miles anyway, its just a long way down the give a st o meter.

At the moment, the MOT on me doing minimal miles in a low mileage, well maintained car without an MOT is not high priority.
Up to a £1000 fine, £2500 and 3 points if judged unsafe when stopped, Insurance is invalid with many companies which could change your life if in a serious accident.
Yeah, but catastrophising is one thing...

MOT place still open next week so its booked in.