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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 29-06-2020, 17:35 Thread Starter
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MOT extension ending

Just heard that the six months extension for the MOT due date is ending on 31st July.

We SORNed our van in April and got a rebate for two months worth.

We are looking at going back on the road next week but original MOT due date was 30 June and has definitely been extended to 30 December.

So at least I can wait until Wednesday to tax it, otherwise I would have lost this month's rebate.

I believe you can drive to a pre-booked MOT while sorned but the place I go to just does turn up and test and is fair IMHO as they don't do repairs so aren't looking for garage work.

It will be good to get back on the road even for a few days out.

It was a nuisance having our MOT date in our main holiday season so I can wait for a few months. (I know you can have an MOT at any time and up to a month early).

Its only been on the road for six months in the last year.

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Does that mean any MO T test due before 31 July has a 6 months extension ?

Ours is due end of June, we didnít sorn it, itís stood on the drive

Weíve Never heard back from our application to renew our driving licence, 3 yearly renewal for over 350, itís already expired

Tried to phone and email with no result , ďdue to Covid this service is no longer available ď

he drives the car occasionally, but officially we still come under the shielding rules

Itís all a bit of a mess

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Does that mean any MO T test due before 31 July has a 6 months extension ?

Ours is due end of June, we didnít sorn it, itís stood on the drive

Weíve Never heard back from our application to renew our driving licence, 3 yearly renewal for over 350, itís already expired

Tried to phone and email with no result , ďdue to Covid this service is no longer available ď

he drives the car occasionally, but officially we still come under the shielding rules

Itís all a bit of a mess

Sandra
Re the MOT, yes -
From the gov.uk website today:-

Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020
Your car, van or motorcycleís MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if itís due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020.


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John

Also, from personal experience, this applies to vehicles that have been subject to SORN as well as those taxed throughout.

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I believe you can drive to a pre-booked MOT while sorned but the place I go to just does turn up and test and is fair IMHO as they don't do repairs so aren't looking for garage work.

Steve
You can drive a SORNed vehicle to the MOT centre provided you have an appointment -

https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/l...%20appointment.

"Be warned - you can only drive a vehicle with a SORN on a public road to attend a pre-booked MOT, or another testing appointment."
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I have SORNed my van but want to tax it for getting it back on the road on 1st August. I tax it online, so what's the best date to tax it economically speaking, 31st July or 1st August?

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I tried to tax mine online the other day in readiness for 1st July BUT you can only tax from the day of applying. So trying to tax on 28th June meant I'd have to pay for the whole of June. Needless to say, I waited!
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I tried to tax mine online the other day in readiness for 1st July BUT you can only tax from the day of applying. So trying to tax on 28th June meant I'd have to pay for the whole of June. Needless to say, I waited!
Thanks Jean,
Brilliant, exactly what i needed to know.

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