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MOT and lock down

Postby andys » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:32 pm

I had one of my bikes booked in today for mot.
I contacted the garage who confirm that they are still able to carry out tests.
I then went to Cambs police online and got the following response

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:42 pm

I am just about to set off. Booked in at 2 and 3 this afternoon.

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Ruralman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:59 pm

I’ve booked my Motorhome (MiniMo) in for Mot on Thursday, want to keep her on the road to use if I need to self isolate from my wife.
They’re just getting everyone to post the vehicle keys through the office letterbox.
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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:07 pm

Well both passed, no hickups. :)

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm

Apparently the place I go will remain open irrespective of general changes because it is within three miles of Blackburn Royal so they do a lot of work on vehicles for nurses and other health workers.

Why are they not called un-health workers?

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby george baker » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 am

Hi Mjolinor
where do you go?

I usually go to a station near home, if I get a fail I can get back fix it and re-test. But the last two on the R were done in Edenfield because it was in for other jobs

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:12 am

Branch Road Garage, Lower Darwen. A friend of mine does the MOTs, I follow him wherever he goes to work. Normally he works a bit closer to home but for the last few years he has worked at this dealership.

I was also thinking that should I get a bike that needs an MOT I have absolutely no idea where one goes for one. All the places I used to use have long since turned to dust.

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:11 pm

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... march-2020

Typical that. One day after mine got done.

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Ruralman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:35 pm

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... march-2020

Typical that. One day after mine got done.
My Motorhome Mot was due on the 26th March so I still have to get the Mot completed, it’s only those vehicles whose Mots are due on the 30th March or after.
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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby andys » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:53 pm

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... march-2020

Typical that. One day after mine got done.
Same here but I'm not going to get frustrated over £25.
Small price to pay to avoid the stampede to the MOT centres that there will inevitably be when this is over.

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Ruralman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:55 pm

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus ... march-2020

Typical that. One day after mine got done.
Same here but I'm not going to get frustrated over £25.
Small price to pay to avoid the stampede to the MOT centres that there will inevitably be when this is over.
Indeed it’ll be crazy busy come October 3rd....
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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby andys » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:20 pm


Indeed it’ll be crazy busy come October 3rd....
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What's the significance of Oct 3rd 😳

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Ruralman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:24 pm


Indeed it’ll be crazy busy come October 3rd....
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What's the significance of Oct 3rd Image
The 3rd October will be the new expiry date for those vehicles with the extended Mot period.
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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm

That bunching will stay for years whatever that expiry date turns out to be it will be horrendous. I reckon they will have to keep the current expiry date so that your MOT will run out on your current expiry date when you get it on October 3rd or whenever.

It is either that or horrendous queues for years.

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Ruralman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:46 pm

Indeed...
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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:17 pm

Indeed...
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I think you're misreading it. It says that each MOT will be extended for 6 months... thus a vehicle due up on 3rd April (for example) will have it's MOT extended to 3rd October but one that is due on (say) 3rd June will be due on 3rd December and so on. My 'RT, due on the 25th April will now be due by 25th October. Obviously, there will still be some overlapping from the date when the measure is removed but it will only double(ish) the number due on any day after the removal for six months...

I'm still going to leave the 'RS and 'RT on SORN for the time being... see how it goes.

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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Ruralman » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:14 pm

Indeed...
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I think you're misreading it. It says that each MOT will be extended for 6 months... thus a vehicle due up on 3rd April (for example) will have it's MOT extended to 3rd October but one that is due on (say) 3rd June will be due on 3rd December and so on. My 'RT, due on the 25th April will now be due by 25th October. Obviously, there will still be some overlapping from the date when the measure is removed but it will only double(ish) the number due on any day after the removal for six months...

I'm still going to leave the 'RS and 'RT on SORN for the time being... see how it goes.

Rob
Hi Rob,
Indeed that makes more sense....
Thanks for the heads up .....
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Re: MOT and lock down

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:34 pm

Yup. That makes sense. Clearly not used to authorities doing things sensibly so I read it wrong. (perhaps). :)


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