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Can I get my car MOT tested?

Owners of cars, vans and motorcycles have been granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing from 30 March, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

It says this will enable drivers and riders to to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.

That means that if you have an MOT due from 30 March 2020, the next test date will be extended by six months.

This measure will be in place for the next 12 months, the DfT confirmed.

However, the statement adds that vehicles must be 'kept in a roadworthy condition', and those found at the controls of unsafe motors can be prosecuted.

See the instruction below for what to check on your car to ensure it's safe to drive.

What drivers need to check to make sure their vehicle is roadworthy

Every time you drive you should check:

  • the windscreen, windows and mirrors are clean
  • all lights work
  • the brakes work

Your vehicle's handbook will tell you how often to check the:

  • engine oil
  • water level in the radiator or expansion tank
  • brake fluid level
  • battery
  • windscreen and rear window washer bottles - top up with windscreen washer fluid if necessary
  • tyres: they must have the correct tread depth and be free of cuts and defects

The handbook will also tell you when your vehicle needs to be serviced.

Tyre tread

Tread must be a certain depth depending on the type of vehicle:

cars, light vans and light trailers - 1.6 millimetres (mm)

motorcycles, large vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles - 1mm

Mopeds only need to have visible tread.

There must be tread across the middle three-quarters and around the entire tyre.



Keep your car in great shape with our MOT tests. This annual test is a requirement for all motorists, so make sure you’re booked in on time.



If you need quality vehicle repairs without premium dealer prices, turn to us. We’re here to help with whatever you’re struggling with!



Make sure that your car is functioning perfectly with our amazing diagnostic repairs. Our services are bespoke to you, meaning your car is perfectly looked after.



Maintain the value of your car and ensure that it runs perfectly with our servicing. Our team have vast expertise in this area, so call today!

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About Vulcan Motors Ltd

Offering a customer-focused approach, outstanding repairs, and a respectful service at all times, Vulcan Motors Ltd has become the first choice for many over the last 25 years. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our experts are able to provide outstanding car repairs and more throughout Sandhurst, Berkshire, and the local area. We’re linked with Foxylady and Bosch-approved, and these links show our quality. Our client feedback is fantastic and we love to delight our customers. Call the team at our garage now to learn more.

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