The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is encouraging motorists whose MOT is due this autumn to get their vehicle’s MOT done as soon as possible to beat the expected rush for tests.
Cars, motorcycles and light vans that were due an MOT between 30 March and 31 July 2020 were given a 6-month extension to help keep motorists moving during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vehicles that are due an MOT from 1 August 2020 will not get an extension and will need to be tested as normal. This was me. My MOT was due in April but was extended until October. I recently got my MOT done. Why?
Well, there’s the obvious:
DVSA is predicting that September, October and November 2020 are likely to be very busy months for MOT centres.
This is because vehicles that were given an extension and those that would normally be due their MOT will both need to be tested.
But also , I had some known problems with my car which needed fixing to make driving more pleasurable and for me to feel safer on the road (post MOT I promptly cracked my windscreen of course when a thundering lorry kicked up a stone in Bush). Anyway, my thanks go to Kernow Garage at King’s Hill.