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This advice applies to England

Coronavirus - if your car needs an MOT or repairs

If your car was due an MOT at any time from 31 March to 31 July, you’ll automatically get a 6-month extension. You should make sure your car is safe to drive or ‘roadworthy’ during this time.

If your car failed an MOT after 30 March, you can’t drive it until it’s fixed and passes an MOT.

Find out more about the changes to MOTs on GOV.UK.

If you don’t want to leave your home because of coronavirus, contact garages and mechanics near you. They might be able to collect your car from your home and bring it back after the MOT or repairs.

It's a good idea to use an approved car garage for work on your car, such as a service, repair or MOT.

These garages are all approved by the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair.

They all have clear complaints procedures, so if something goes wrong you'll have a better chance of resolving your problem.

It also means you can complain through a trade association if you can't work it out with the garage.

Search for a garage that is accredited by The Motor Ombudsman.

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