We’re closed for April

Unfortunately, we will be closing throughout the month of April because of the changes brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. We hope to be back at the end of April but this will be assessed nearer the time. We will keep you up to date online and via the Swift Flash.

You have probably heard by now that the government is granting a six month extension to MOTs becoming due over coming months. In the latest notice we’ve received, they say:

“DVSA will start moving MOT expiry dates automatically in the MOT system from 30/3. This will initially be done in a few batches, so that after a few days they are working 7 days ahead. That will mean, say, that every Tuesday – the following Tuesday’s tests are moved 6 months ahead.

“Some types of test – such as vehicles coming up for their first test and some specialist vehicles may take a little longer – but this should be all automatic.

“The new ‘due date’ will appear in the MOT History Service [www.gov.uk/check-mot-history] when it is amended – that will enable customers to check it has been done and they can legally use the car for getting to work as a critical worker, or getting necessary shopping.”

However, owners are still required to make sure their vehicles are safe and in a roadworthy condition. Some repair garages may still be open.

We’ll be publishing a few simple tips on keeping up with vehicle maintenance that anyone can follow. They’ll be here on this site and on social media.

If your MOT expired before 30th March, it is not eligible for the extension. If you’re not getting it tested for a while, you should declare it off road (SORN) until it has a valid test. See www.gov.uk/make-a-sorn .

Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you when your next MOT is due!