What you need to do?

You do not need to do anything to extend your vehicle’s MOT expiry date if it’s on or after 30th March 2020.

However, you must keep your vehicle safe to drive (Roadworthy’). Your vehicle will be automatically given a 6-month MOT exemption. This will extend your current MOT expiry date by 6 months.

You’re responsible for making sure your vehicle is always safe to drive(‘roadworthy’).

You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous – unroadworthy condition.

Checks you should carry out

Every time you drive you should check: the windscreen, windows and mirrors are clean. All lights work and brakes work.

Your vehicle’s handbook will tell you how often to check the: engine oil level, coolant level in radiator or expansion tank. Brake fluid level, battery, windscreen and rear window wash bottles – top up with windscreen washer fluid if necessary.

The handbook will also tell you when your vehicle needs to serviced to keep it Safe – roadworthy.

Tyres: they must have the correct tread depth and be free of cuts and defects,

Tyre Tread: Cars,light vans and light trailers – 1.6 millimetres (mm). There must be tread across the middle three-quarters and around the entire tyre.