The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is encouraging drivers whose vehicle MOT is due this autumn to book their vehicle in as soon as possible to beat the expected rush for tests.

Cars, motorcycles and light vans that were due an MOT between 30 March and 31 July 2020 were given a 6-month extension to help keep motorists moving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Vehicles that are due an MOT from 1 August 2020 will not get an extension and will need to be tested as normal. There are different rules for MOTs for HGVs, buses and trailers.

“The MOT is an important test to make sure a vehicle remains safe to drive,” said Chris Price, DVSA Head of MOT Policy. “We know that MOT centres are likely to be very busy this autumn with double the usual demand. We are encouraging motorists to consider bringing their MOT forward to help beat the rush.”