Probably, some of you are concerned about your vans MOT which is due soon. MOT centres remain open, but in the current situation, every interpersonal contact should be limited. That’s why today, the government announced that MOT for all cars, LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) and motorcycles which due date is on or after 30th of March 2020 will be extended for 6 months.
Is my vehicle a Light Commercial Vehicles?
As we mentioned, the extension will apply only to light vans. That means that the gross weight of your van can’t extend 3.5 tonnes (medium sized vans like Ford Transit Custom or VW Transporter and some of large vans). In other cases, you need to do your MOT to use your vehicle on the road.
Do I need to do something to extend my MOT?
Your MOT will be extended automatically for 6 months, so you don’t need to do anything. But, you need to make sure that your vehicle is safe to drive. If you know about any issues in your van, which can affect your or other people safely, you should fix it (garages remain open) or stop using this vehicle. For a driving vehicle in the dangerous condition, you can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and receive 3 penalty points.
What if my van didn’t pass MOT recetly?
Your Vans MOT won’t be extended in that case. MOT centres will remain open. If you fixed all the issues in your van and it’s ready to be retested, you can book your MOT. Opening hours of MOT centres might differ, so we advise to check it earlier.
We are here to help!
If you have any question please comment and we will try to help you. Our team is also waiting for your call in case you need any help with your van finance, especially if your lease is due to finish and you are looking to refinance your final payment.