MOT Testing, Car Repairs, And Coronavirus: Everything You Need To Know
Are garages still open during the UK Lockdown?
Following the UK Government’s advice on the 23rd of March that non-essential businesses should close, a list of services that are exempt from closing down was later published.
Included in that list of essential businesses that were allowed to stay open were MOT test centres and garages.
What should you do if your MOT is due?
As part of the overall effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency announced that MOT due dates for cars, vans, and motorcycles are to be extended by 6 months.
The extension applies to MOTs due on and after 30th March 2020. However, if your MOT due date is before then, you must still take your car in for its MOT test in order for it to be roadworthy, unless you are self-isolating.
So for example, if your MOT is due on the 10th April, your extended due date will be 10th October. You must get your MOT by then.
You can see if your MOT has been exempted by checking your car’s MOT History online.
Are Walker Cutting and Garages in Rotherham, and South Yorkshire Still Open?
As garages are listed as an essential service, Walker Cutting will still remain open for all essential car repairs. That means if your car is showing signs of being unsafe, we would recommend that you speak to one of our technicians on 01709 828220.
We can talk through your car trouble over the phone and let you know what the best action is for you to take.
From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.