Due to the Coronavirus (covid 19) pandemic, we are ceasing publication of Champion Newspaper titles for the time being. We shall continue to have an important presence on online both on our website at champnews.com and on the Champion Newspapers Facebook page, where you can find all your local news and more. Stay Safe!
Drivers will be granted a six month MOT exception from March 30

Drivers will be granted a six month MOT exception from March 30

by Danielle Thompson (March 2020)

DRIVERS will be granted a six month MOT exemption from March 30 amongst the coronavirus lock-down.

It was revealed on March 25 that the suspension will be granted for lorries, buses, trailers and cars.

Alex Kindred, car insurance expert at Confused.com said: “A six month extension to MOTs is a weight off drivers’ shoulders, particularly for those still relying on their car to carry out essential work or pick up essential items.

“Although, it's important we keep our cars in a roadworthy condition during this time, with garages still open for essential work or repairs.

“There are also things we can do ourselves, but knowing how to do this can be confusing. To help, we’ve list some simple checks to follow to make sure our cars are kept in a roadworthy condition.

“Nearly one in ten (9%) of drivers told us that they don’t know when their MOT is due for renewal. So if you’re unsure whether your MOT runs out during this period, we have an MOT checker to find out when it expires so you can avoid any surprises in six months’ time and book it in in plenty of time.”

Find out more at confused.com inlcuding an MOT checker.

Search for news

Latest News