United Garage Services

MOT Centres will continue to remain open after 30th March

by Simran Sehmi | 26 Mar 2020

To be clear, the Government are currently saying that MOT Centres and garages can stay open after 30th March, but obviously all the advice regarding social distancing should be enforced.  Many of the Approved Garage Network remain open and all are adhering to the strict COVID-19 hygiene regulations and in some cases offering the following to increase customer safety:

  • Delivery and collection
  • Taking contactless payments (the limit goes up to £45 from £30 on 1st April 2020)
  • Not printed MOT certificates
  • Keeping customers and staff at least 2 meters apart
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
  • Use seat covers and disposable gloves

We would like to remind motorists whose MOT is due in the coming weeks/months, that whilst the government have decided to extend MOT test deadlines until October, it does still mean if your vehicle is driven and is found to be unroadworthy, you will still be fined and receive penalty points. Approved Garages are open for MOT bookings to ensure that you remain mobile in a safe and roadworthy vehicle.  We will of course prioritise key workers during this period.