Cars due an MOT from August 1st


The Government has announced an end to the six month MOT extension. This means any vehicle due an MOT on or after 1st August should be booked in when due.

The MOT extension is ending

All vehicles due an MOT between 30th March and 31st July in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible for a six-month extension due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, as restrictions have eased and road traffic has increased, many people have raised concerns about the safety of continuing the MOT extension scheme.

Roads Minister Baroness Vere highlighted this saying:

“as people return to our roads, it is vital that motorists are able to keep their vehicles safe. That’s why as restrictions are eased, from 1 August MOT testing will again become mandatory.”

She went on to urge drivers to book their MOT test as soon as they can.

car mechanic selecting tools for MOT

Edmund King, president of British motoring association the AA, has welcomed the decision, saying:

“It makes sense to reintroduce MOT testing from 1 August now that Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted and all garages and dealerships are open.”

Booking your MOT

All of our Stoneacre workshops sites are now open. We’ve worked hard to ensure strict social distancing and safety standards are in place to make it a safe environment for both customers and staff. You can find out more about the measures introduced at our dedicated page.

Book your MOT

Quickly arrange for your existing car to be seen by our manufacturer-trained technicians.

Why booking your MOT is so important?

An MOT is a vital check of the cars general roadworthiness. It is an annual check that is a legal requirement on any car that is three years old or older. 

Not having a valid MOT can result in a fine, points on your licence and invalidate your car insurance.

The MOT follows a strict set of criteria set out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Your vehicle must meet the minimum required standard in order to pass.

Numerous checks are carried out on components like the tyres, seatbelts, brakes, lights and the exhaust ensuring they are in full working order. Find out more about the MOT in our ultimate guide.

Car mechanic carrying out MOT check on car

Did you know almost one in three vehicles fail their MOT first time? Usually, this is because people fail to make simple checks, like forgetting to top up the screenwash.

Take a look at our pre-MOT checklist to find out checks you can carry out at home prior to your vehicle’s MOT.