are currently open and will endeavor to stay open whilst our staff are showing
no obvious signs of being unwell. If you are a keyworker, we thank you for your
efforts, we feel the least we can do is make sure we are here in case you need
your vehicle needs fixing.
Government have sent us guidance on staying open during this current crisis, I
will list the important points below.
the government has issued a temporary stay on car MOT’s (vehicles that are due
to be tested after 30/03/2020 will have their current MOT extended by 6 months,
so if your car MOT test was due on 30/03/2020 it will be extended to be
completed by 30/09/2020. Just for clarification, if your date for testing is
01/04/2020, this will be extended by 6 months to 01/10/2020) they have also stated
to us that they are keeping this under review, and it may change in the future.
If the guidance changes significantly we will update this page.
my car MOT was due before the 30/03/2020 and has run out?
As far as the guidance that we have received, you will be in default and will
be in breach of your insurance rules. Please check your insurance policy for
your insurance companies’ policy in regards to cars without an MOT. Usually
once a MOT expires, your insurance will be invalid, and you could be prosecuted
by the authorities. The only exception to this rule is that if your MOT has
expired, you can only drive the vehicle to the MOT testing station and if you
are stopped by the police, they will usually ring the testing station to check
that you are booked in. Don’t forget that your car should be parked off the
road whilst it has no MOT.
How do I
know when my Car MOT is due?
You can check when your MOT and Car Tax are due here on the GOV.UK website, https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/
my car becomes unroadworthy during the Covid-19 outbreak?
government has extended the current MOT certificates for vehicles after
30/03/2020 (see above) they have still advised that your vehicle must remain
roadworthy. As an example, if you have a worn tyre and are stopped by the
police, you should expect to receive a fine and 3 points on your driving
are following the Government Guidelines
doing everything as a business to adhere to the government guidelines as listed
your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
your hands as soon as you get back home
your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you
cough or sneeze
used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your
hands are not clean
Belmont MOT as a company are doing what we can as precautionary messages whilst
at work. Please ring to check we are open and get a slot booked in to attend
the garage. If you know or suspect what is wrong with your vehicle, please
write it down on a piece of paper before you leave home and leave the
instructions on your passenger seat. When arriving at the garage, park a
minimum of 5 metres away and please ring from outside. When we come outside the
garage and acknowledge you, exit your car, leaving the key in the ignition with
the driver’s window down. You can either leave cash in an envelope in the glove
compartment or pay by card. We will enter your car, putting temporary seat
covers on the driver’s seat, paper carpet mats and sanitizing the steering
wheel. Once the work has been completed, we will call you to collect.
adheres to the rules, we can beat this together, please stay safe.
Contact Us on 0151 263 5427 to get booked in. Belmont MOT keeping you safe on the road since 2006.