No MOT extension for second English lockdown

Garages and MOT testing centres can remain open in England despite new restrictions

Garages and MOT testing centres can remain open as usual and there will not be an MOT extension for the current English lockdown, the government has confirmed.

Stuart James, chief executive of the Independent Garage Association (IGA), said: “Garages are still busy catching up with the backlog of MOTs that the extension caused earlier this year. A second extension would only cause confusion among consumers and put law-abiding vehicle owners at risk of significant fines by leaving cars unchecked.

“We thank the government for their clarity on this matter ahead of the new national restrictions from 5 November. Now independent garages can continue to do what they do best – keep their customers safely on the road while providing outstanding value for money.”

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