COVID-19 What if my car needs an MOT or service while I'm self-isolating or social distancing?

By David Sholicar

If you’re self-isolating because you, or any member of your household, are showing symptoms of coronavirus then you have to stay indoors. Please read the NHS guidelines for full advice. It might be you wish to take precautions because you are an at risk group. If this is the case you have a couple of options.

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Some of our centres can offer a collection services that is “contactless” call your local Protyre MOT garage for options

If your MOT has expired you’re committing an offence having it on the public road, even if it’s parked up and you’re not using it.  So if you have off-street parking or a garage in which to keep it, you can let the MOT expire and then arrange a retest for when you know you’ll be getting back on the road. You can then – and ONLY then – drive a car with an expired MOT to a pre-arranged test at a nearby Protyre MOT centre.

If you want to take precautions before you need to self-isolate you can get a test booked up to a month early and preserve the existing renewal date. You can also have it done earlier but that brings the renewal date forwards to a year from the point it is tested. For peace of mind that may be worth doing, though. If you want to book an MOT you can do so here;

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By David Sholicar
David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and expertise is dealing with the DVSA and MOT’s for Protyre. As the Authorised Examiner Designate Manager ( AEDM ) David deals with applications for changes to the many Vehicle Testing Stations ( VTS’s) including managing the growth of the Number of MOT testing stations that Protyre operate, allocating MOT tester roles, and monitoring the MOT Test logs to ensure that Protyre MOT standards are maintained as the best in the industry.
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