HOW THE NEW MOT RULES AFFECT YOU

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Unit 6, Ashley Farm
Bottle Lane
Warfield
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG42 5RY

Tel: 01344 303300
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**Rules regarding MOT extension changed**

There has been a change regarding vehicles where the MOT expires after 01/08/20.

Under the new regulations, there will be NO extension of the certificate meaning you have to have an MOT test before the old certificate runs out.

For vehicles where the MOT expires between 01/04/20 and 31/07/20, the expiry date will automatically be extended by 6 months and you may still drive the vehicle up to the extended expiry date.

If the MOT expired before 31/03/2020 and you have not been using the car, you must get a new one BEFORE you can drive the car on the road. For further information we recommend that you visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020#how-the-6-month-extension-works

Alternatively call us if you are concerned.

However the Government has stressed that the vehicle must be in a roadworthy condition if you use it in the intervening period and you risk prosecution if it is not. This may also have implications on your insurance if you are involved in an accident.

Nigel’s Autos therefore recommends that you have the MOT performed at the normal time so you are prepared for when any changes to the temporary extension takes place and your car remains legal at all times.

We will arrange this for you and collect the car from home or place of work. We can also carry out any repairs that are required before returning the car to you. The MOT can be post-dated by up to 30 days meaning you will not lose any time on the certificate if you book early, although this does not apply if the MOT has already expired. We may also be able to provide you with a loan car, subject to availability and status, to keep you mobile.

If you only require an MOT the cost is £49.00 - saving £5.00 on the standard testing fee.

Save Money with a Service
You can save money or get the MOT free by combining it with a Service, please see our Servicing page for details.

NEW: MOT PLUS - £59.00
The MOT only verifies that the car meets certain minimum standards AT THE TIME OF THE TEST. It does not indicate whether the car is functioning efficiently or that there are no underlying issues such as a low battery or that the engine oil is low after a period of inactivity.

With MOT Plus, we will carry out a Car Safety Check with the MOT for just £10.00 extra while the car is with us. Click here to see what is included in this check

We will issue a Car Safety Check report as well as an MOT certificate and provide you with a quotation for any items that need attention.

What Happens If Your Car Fails The MOT
The rules concerning MOT failure will still apply under the current changes.
Dangerous Faults – the vehicle cannot be driven until the fault is repaired. 
Major Faults – these need to be repaired immediately and can only be driven to and from an MOT / repair centre.
Minor Faults – The vehicle can be driven for any remaining time on the current MOT but we would not recommend it is until the faults have been corrected.

We will always provide you with a quotation for all repairs and will await your authority before any work commences.

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