Mandatory MOT Tests set to restart – Avoid the rush!

MOT Centres to Open

The UK Government has announced that MOT exceptions are set to end on 31st July. So if your MOT test is due on, or after August 1st, you will be expected to arrange your MOT test as normal.

However, there are a couple of exceptions. If you are self-isolating or being advised to shield as you are extremely vulnerable, you remain exempt and should not take your car for its MOT. 

As a result of the 6-month exemption, hundreds of thousands of additional MOT tests will be due by October. In turn, drivers are being advised to ‘beat the rush’ and get tests booked in early. 

Many garages will be offering a collect-and-return service to assist with social distancing and reducing the need for unnecessary contact. Therefore there is no reason to be put off from getting your vehicle tested. 

As we previously reported, there are currently estimated to be thousands of unroadworthy vehicles currently on the roads. In turn, the return to testing is understandably welcome news to road safety campaigners.   

If you are not sure when your test is due you can check the Government’s MOT status tracker.  

Petrol Price Update

Petrol prices have jumped 6p in a month, however motorway stations are now at their lowest in decades. 

Motorway service stations have historically been one of the most expensive places to refuel, however a lack of visitors since March has resulted in a shift. Meanwhile, the big 4 supermarkets continue to pass on the biggest savings.  


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