When doe MOT holiday end?

MOTs have returned! Book your VW, AUDI, SEAT, Skoda MOT in London

Friday 25 September, 2020

At the beginning of the lockdown in March, the government stated that they would be allowing certain exemptions on your car requiring to have an MOT. This was to help the key workers to stay mobile in order to help fight the pandemic. 

As an independent North London garage, we understand that there will be some drivers that may not have remembered to take their car, be it an Audi, VW, SEAT, Skoda or Bentley for their next MOT.  

It is crucial to all drivers to be aware that the 6 months MOT exemption is now over, meaning any car or van whose original MOT ran out on or between 30th March and 31 July 2020 will need to book their retest.

Revised MOT due date guide

MOT expiry 31st March – Now due 30th September
MOT expiry 30th April – Now due 31st October
MOT expiry 31st May – Now due 30th November
MOT expiry 30th June – Now due 31st December
MOT expiry 31st July – Now due 31st January

The roll back to the normal rules were shortened from the initial announcement and came into effect on 1st August this year. Consequently, it could result in there being thousands of car owners driving around London that have still not had the latest MOT carried out. 

Even though the MOT test was delayed for many drivers, the government guidelines maintained that all cars must be safe and roadworthy before being taken out on the public roads. At this stage, the government had to rely on the owners carrying out a range of basic checks. 

Check your MOT status

It may be the case that you are unsure as to whether your car needs an MOT or not this month. Thankfully, it is easy to check if you need to have your car tested by using the government’s website checker. 

They have a simple check and will instantly let you know. You can follow this link to CHECK MOT STATUS.

COVID-19 Secure MOT test

We have been closely following all the government announcements on the COVID-19 Secure rules in order to remain open to all our customers needing a repair, service or MOT. 

We pride ourselves on the protocols we have deployed across our garage to ensure we adhere to all necessary COVID-19 regulations. We have ensured that we clean and sanitise throughout the garage, both in the office and workshop areas, and that all our staff follow social distancing along with adhering to all the government guidelines.

We have focussed much of our attention on the details that will help to protect everyone we work with.


  • Social distance 
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces 
  • Wash hands: 20 seconds every 20 minutes
  • Use hand sanitiser
  • Wash and disinfect customers cars on the inside, before and after use
  • Use disposable latex gloves

Independent London MOT Test Centre 

As a fully Independent Audi VW Specialist garage based in Kingsbury, North West London, we can offer high quality yet inexpensive MOT tests all Audi, VW, SEAT, Skoda and Bentley models. 

We can carry out your MOT while you wait in our comfortable waiting room or alternatively, you can leave your car with us and collect it later in the day. 

Please don’t wait. Once you have checked your MOT status, please give us a call to book your test and we can get you road worthy again. Use our booking form or call Call 0208 2000 995.


Book in your Audi, VW, Bentley, SEAT or Skoda using our form or call our team on 0208 2000 995.

Fleet Manager, Fleet Van Servicing Centre North London.

Whilst travelling to you you ordered the part, and an hour after my initial call my van was on the lift and a new starter-motor was being fitted. An hour later I was on my way back to work. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Not only did you go out of your way to keep us working, you did it at a very sensible price.


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