DVSA issues extension on MOT tests

DVSA issues extension on MOT tests

06 April 2020 | R Nixon

Extension on MOTs due to COVID-19

Coronavirus has forced the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to extend the MOT on vans and other light commercial vehicles (LCVs) for six months.

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, vans, cars and motorcycles due their MOT from March 30 will have their MOT extended by six months, it said.

It did not set an end date on the measure, instead saying “this will continue until confirmed otherwise”.

However, it stressed that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.

The DVSA has published guidance on MOTs due before March 30 and separate guidance for those due from March 30.


What to do if your car, van, or motorcycle's MOT expiry date was on or before 29 March 2020.

What you need to do depends on whether:

This guidance applies if your MOT expiry date was on or before Sunday 29 March 2020 and either:

  • you have not had it tested yet
  • it was tested, but failed its MOT and needs a retest

It applies to all vehicles, including those that need their first MOT test.


If your vehicle tax is due to run out before you can get an MOT

Register your vehicle as off the road (SORN) if all of these apply:

  • your MOT is due to run out (or already has)
  • your vehicle tax is due to run out
  • you cannot get your vehicle tested because you’re self-isolating

You need to do this because you need a valid MOT (unless your vehicle is exempt) to renew your vehicle tax.. 

Guidance for MOT garages

The Government has extended the requirement for certain businesses to close, but garages are allowed to stay open.

This is to make sure that essential vehicle maintenance and repair to keep vehicles, goods and key workers moving and safe can continue, it said.

The DVSA has already announced that it had suspended MOTs for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs).

The suspension will last for up to three months from last Friday (March 20).

All HGV and PSV vehicles with an MOT will be issued with a three-month certificate of temporary exemption (CTE) until further notice, said DVSA.

Vehicles must be maintained, kept safe to drive (roadworthy) and operate within the terms of operators’ licence conditions, it added.

Lorries and trailers due for test in the suspension period will be issued with exemptions automatically. Some vehicles, such as those due for their first MOT test and vehicles returning to service with a test certificate that expired before March, will require an application for exemption certificates.


Read the original article here:  https://www.gov.uk/

Am I Eligible?

We work in partnership with many of the UK’s leading van leasing, car leasing, contract hire and finance leasing funding companies in order to provide the most competitive rates and offer you the best leasing deals possible. Our guide to eligibility will help you understand the various requirements for establishing a vehicle finance agreement.

Our Vehicle Ordering Process

Achieving the best van leasing deals and the best car leasing deals has become a key consideration in the work we do, so you can get the best leasing deals. Our process is built to ensure we accurately and efficiently identify your needs and requirements, achieve the best finance deal for you, apply for finance on your behalf and provide you with the quickest delivery possible.

Our First Class Service

At Commercial Vehicle Contracts, we ensure that every aspect of the car leasing process and van leasing process is seamlessly undertaken with full management on your behalf, meaning you can sit back and relax with the peace of mind that your chosen vehicle will arrive at your desired address matching your required needs.

All Our Latest Offers & News

Sign up for our mailing list to receive exclusive offers and be the first to know about our hottest leasing deals! Delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

Selected vehicles Select a vehicle to appear here Select a vehicle to appear here Select a vehicle to appear here Select a vehicle to appear here
Basic List Price
Monthly Rental
Engine and Drive Train
Transmission Type
Engine Size
Engine Configuration
Fuel Type
Fuel Delivery Type
Euro Emissions Standard
Electric Range
Combined (WLTP)
Fuel Consumption
Combined (WLTP)
Combined (NEDC)
Maximum Speed
0 to 60 mph
0 to 62 mph
Power (BHP)
Power (PS)
Power (KW)
Dimensions and Weights
Ground Clearance
Boot Capacity
Fuel Tank Size
Gross Weight
Kerb Weight
Max Braked Towing Weight
Max Unbraked Towing Weight
Body Style
Insurance Group
RFL Rate
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Standard Front Tyre Size
Standard Rear Tyre Size
Standard Spare Tyre Size