COVID-19: MOT, maintenance and service centres remain open for business, despite the lockdown

legal_updates

A valid MOT, extended or not, is no guarantee that a vehicle remains roadworthy for the duration.

Author: Howard Tilney
Published:
Reading time: 1 minute

This article is 1 year old.

Read our disclaimer keyboard_arrow_down

This website content is intended as a general guide to law as it applies to the motor trade. Lawgistics has taken every effort to ensure that the contents are as accurate and up to date as at the date of first publication.

The laws and opinions expressed within this website may be varied as the law develops. As such we cannot accept liability for or the consequence of, any change of law, or official guidelines since publication or any misuse of the information provided.

The opinions in this website are based upon the experience of the authors and it must be recognised that only the courts and recognised tribunals can interpret the law with authority.

Examples given within the website are based on the experience of the authors and centre upon issues that commonly give rise to disputes. Each situation in practice will be different and may comprise several points commented upon.

If you have any doubt about the correct legal position you should seek further legal advice from Lawgistics or a suitably qualified solicitor. We cannot accept liability for your failure to take professional advice where it should reasonably be sought by a prudent person.

All characters are fictitious and should not be taken as referring to any person living or dead.

Use of this website shall be considered acceptance of the terms of the disclaimer presented above.

We are reminded by our friends at Woodston Motorist Centre (Peterborough) that the Governments recent 6 month MOT extension is no excuse for poor vehicle maintenance and it remains the responsibility of all drivers to ensure that their in use vehicles are roadworthy at all times.

A valid MOT, extended or not, is no guarantee that a vehicle remains roadworthy for the duration and owners that flout the law, knowingly or not, will still face heavy fines and penalty points on their driving licences.

For your own safety, the safety of others and to prevent bigger maintenance costs in the long run, vehicles should continue to be maintained, serviced and MOT’d, in the normal way, as required.

As Stephen Myers from Woodston Motorist Centre says “we are still open for business throughout this COVID19 period, albeit with less staff than normal”.

Of course, Stephen’s company is not alone and many other service and MOT centres remain open for business providing an essential service to the Nation.

Keep up the good work chaps. 

Howard Tilney

Legal Advisor

Read more by this author

Getting in touch

You can contact us via the form or you can call us on 01480 455500.