M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

Here's a link I used not sure if that a help

https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

I normally have my MOT about two weeks early just in case I Need to carry out any work if it fails and then it goes back still within the time still covered , but have read that some technical thing said you lose that bit of space as it gets out back to the date of the test ?? Even though legally its still covered ...
Welcome to the UK everything over chewed and complicated , no wonder this virus is baffleing them in the know.

Was it a bat a snake or a dog that started it ???

User avatar
bobins
Donor 2020
Posts: 3393
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 982

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by bobins »

Paul-R wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:44
bobins wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:41
The extension runs from March 30th 2020 - March 29th 2021...
I looked on the gov.uk web site for a finish date and didn't find one. Can you provide a link for that please?
Not ideal to get the info from CarDealerMagazine, but they seem to think they've had confirmation from the DfT.
https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish ... ion/189624

User avatar
Paul-R
Donor 2020
Posts: 4153
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 426

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Paul-R »

Huskyxantia wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:48
Here's a link I used not sure if that a help

https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla
I can't find the information there I'm afraid.

User avatar
Paul-R
Donor 2020
Posts: 4153
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 426

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Paul-R »

bobins wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:55
Paul-R wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:44
bobins wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:41
The extension runs from March 30th 2020 - March 29th 2021...
I looked on the gov.uk web site for a finish date and didn't find one. Can you provide a link for that please?
Not ideal to get the info from CarDealerMagazine, but they seem to think they've had confirmation from the DfT.
https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish ... ion/189624
Interesting. Shame I can't back it up on the gov's own web site.

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

Paul-R wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 20:33
bobins wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:55
Paul-R wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 18:44
I looked on the gov.uk web site for a finish date and didn't find one. Can you provide a link for that please?
Not ideal to get the info from CarDealerMagazine, but they seem to think they've had confirmation from the DfT.
https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish ... ion/189624
Interesting. Shame I can't back it up on the gov's own web site.
This government couldn't back themselves !!!

User avatar
bobins
Donor 2020
Posts: 3393
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 982

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by bobins »

It'd make sense to run the scheme for a year... until you realise the current MOT failure rate runs at a gnats over 30%. Wonder what an extra 6 months would do to that statistic ?

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

bobins wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 20:42
It'd make sense to run the scheme for a year... until you realise the current MOT failure rate runs at a gnats over 30%. Wonder what an extra 6 months would do to that statistic ?
That is a very interesting point there.

Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 4698
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 831

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Gibbo2286 »

This popped into my mail this morning.

https://www.autotorque.news/latest-news ... ad%20more

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

Like the use of the Banger word

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

Seems the extension is legal as I had to do an important car use the other day and a police car was following I got to my destination and the police carried on, So the extension is binding

andy5
Donor 2018
Posts: 440
Joined: 05 Nov 2010, 14:40
x 78

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by andy5 »

My MOT, which ran until May 15th, was extended some time between 9 pm Thurs 7th and 4 pm Saturday 9th so probably on the bank holiday Friday.

I had started to assume that if they weren't gradually getting more ahead, that maybe there was some manual intervention initiating blocks of a day at a time, but perhaps it is all automatic if it happened at midnight. I'd also started to wonder if I'd be emailing them on about Tuesday ...

Jaf
Posts: 401
Joined: 09 Dec 2010, 20:17
x 12

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Jaf »

Here in Spain (not all regions) the ITV can now be taken. Except there are apparently no appointments! It’s going to be a right old mess. Hopefully the examiners won’t take any shortcuts as the test is short enough as it is.

Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 4698
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 831

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Gibbo2286 »

{quote deleted}

That's pretty political, I thought we didn't allow such tosh to be posted.
Last edited by myglaren on 12 May 2020, 09:17, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Political post removed.

User avatar
Huskyxantia
Donor
Posts: 336
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 22:11
x 27

Re: M.O.T changes due to coronavirus

Post by Huskyxantia »

Gibbo2286 wrote:
12 May 2020, 08:20
Huskyxantia wrote:
11 May 2020, 18:03
[quote deleted
That's pretty political, I thought we didn't allow such tosh to be posted.
True though.

Getting back to cars....

My old zx hasn't been used since mid march, I parked her up disconnected the battery and that was that its still all road legal not sure to keep or sell now.