David "Sooty" Sutton - Full blown Carbon Tart
Thank you David. I would not have seen this.
The Crossflow benefited from this. When I took it off SORN (off the road for April & May) and retaxed it, the MOT extension runs through to October. It would be really annoying if I missed a change and received a fine.
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MoT centres could possibly have an unprecedented rush!
All my Summer vehicles showed as extended for 6 months a few days after the extension was announced. A month or so later, only 1 was still extended but 2 had reverted to their original expiry date. Now the other 2 have passed the point of '1 week to go' and been extended by 6 months.
I can see people being caught out by this if they've checked, seen the extension and then been put back to their original date before expiring. No reason why you should go and check again, it'd be perfectly reasonable to just mark it on the calendar and work to the new date.
I use the VehicleSmart phone app which takes its' information directly from the DVLA, you add your cars to your "garage" and it updates the info based on the DVLA rather than your own paperwork.
(not one of mine, it's a screenshot!!!)
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this will cause a lot of confusion... they need to clearly publish a limit date after which the 6 month extension ceases to be applicable.
This seems slightly crazy, I can see why the industry may disagree but despite the lock down easing there are plenty of people in the "vulnerable" category who really should not be going out yet.
I got my car MOT'd on Friday to keep the renewal date in the summer. Tester said they were getting in a lot of cars in poor condition as they hadn't been run for 3 months. He mentioned seized brakes and broken springs.
Can't see why lack of use would cause broken springs. State of the roads on the other hand...
Can understand brake issues - and maybe even tyre flat spots.
Mine got the extension, but I've booked it in for an MOT in a week or so anyway; I can see a glut of cars needing to be done when the extension runs out, unless they let it roll for a year. And it doesn't hurt to have another set of eyes going over the car.