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MOT testing during the second lockdown restrictions

What are the MOT extension rules?

As we head into another lockdown many people will be wondering what happens with their vehicle’s MOT’s.

During the previous lockdown in Spring the DVSA (driver and vehicle standards agency) extended MOT certificates for anyone who’s MOT was due between 30th March and 31st July for a further 6 months in an effort to reduce the number of people going out unnecessarily. However during this new winter lockdown the Government has said that MOT’s should be carried out as normal and that no extension is likely.

As Tyre Shopper and our MOT and tyre fitting partner, National Tyres and Autocare are classed as an essential service provider all branches will remain open across England, Wales and Scotland. We will be serving all customers who have vehicle maintenance requirements including MOT testing.


Is there a backlog of MOT’s?

It is estimated to be around 9 million MOT’s which benefited from an extension in Spring time. During the period of October 2020 to February 2021 it is likely to be the busiest time for MOT bookings as this is when those 9 million vehicles will need to be tested along with the usual MOT bookings due in this period.

At Tyre Shopper we are urging people to book early for an MOT with our fitting partner National Tyres to avoid being disappointed. National have over 140 MOT testing sites and as a Tyre Shopper customer we are offering an MOT for £27.42 (half the current DVSA test fee) when you purchase a Tyre from Tyre Shopper.

How do I claim my half price MOT?

Upon purchasing a tyre through Tyre Shopper you will receive a confirmation email containing a discount code to use when you book an MOT at national.co.uk or if you book an MOT direct with a branch you can provide the code when they are processing the invoice and the discount will be applied.

When is my MOT? due

Simply click on the link and enter your registration number to check your mot date

Louise Helsby

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