I have mixed feelings about the MOT exemption owing to the CV-19 lockdown; I know of only one person who has decided to take advantage of it, and accept that not all wish to venture out at the moment, and some garages have closed their doors for the duration. Some will use the extension to squeeze another six months from a pos already limping to the scrapyard.
Something which I was not aware of:
"An update to the legislation was made today (May 27) by the DVSA which makes it clear that if a driver has an MOT carried out during this period and the car fails they will lose the right to a six month extension.
The government has said all along that cars should remain roadworthy, even if they are given an extension.
The DVSA update said: ‘Your MOT extension will no longer apply if you take your vehicle for its MOT and it fails. Your vehicle will need to be fixed and pass its MOT before you can use it again.
‘For example, Your vehicle’s MOT was originally due to expire on May 3, but has been extended to November 3.
‘You take your vehicle for its MOT in August and it fails. You must stop using the vehicle until it’s fixed and passes another MOT test.’
The update was unexpected with much of the motor trade unaware that it was due to be implemented."