Mandatory MOT test reintroduced

The Government announced today (29th June 2020) that mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1st August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted.

Roads Minister Baroness Vere said: “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. Garages across the country are open and I urge drivers who are due for their MOT to book a test as soon they can.”

MOT tests are important for road safety and ensure that vehicle parts, including tyres, seatbelts, brakes, lights and exhausts, are in proper working order.

For the safety of yourselves, your passengers and other road users and pedestrians, we are urging all our customers to maintain an annual 12 month test and not to extend. Follow this link to read why we think the MOT test is so important.


Drivers with an MOT due date before 1 August will still receive a 6-month exemption from testing. However, all vehicles must continue to be properly maintained and kept in a roadworthy condition, and people are able to voluntarily get their MOT sooner should they wish, even if they are exempt from the legal requirement. Motorists can be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle.

We would always recommend that your vehicle is maintained by professionals who are trained by the manufacturers and certified by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to identify any potential issues.

Please drive safe.