Welcome to 2020 – Do you know your MOT test due date?

Welcome to 2020 – Do you know your MOT test due date?

Whilst you are busy planning your calendar to memorise important events throughout the year ahead, this month Stourbridge Automotive are encouraging all vehicle owners to put their MOT Test due date on their list for 2020.

Whilst here at Stourbridge Automotive we aim to alert our customers of their MOT Test due date, not all UK garages will do this and so it is important that you are aware of the due date, so that you won’t miss the deadline.

MOT Tests are required by UK law for vehicles aged over 3 years old and cover vehicle safety, roadworthiness and emissions to meet UK regulation. If your vehicle does not have a valid MOT test certificate, then it’s registration details will be passed onto the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) which is used by both police vehicles and designated road-side cameras.  Failure to hold a valid MOT Test certificate could result in a fine of up to £1000 issued by the UK court.

You can book up to 1 month before the MOT Test due date

It is often assumed that there is a 14 day ‘grace period’ for getting your car tested following the MOT test due date, this is not the case! However, to offer flexibility to vehicle owners who need to book their MOT Test around working hours and other commitments, the UK government allow you to make the booking up to 1 calendar month prior to the MOT Test due date.

If you are not sure of your MOT Test due date for 2020, you can check here by submitting your vehicle registration at the .gov.uk website – https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

In addition to booking a MOT test, it is also worth budgeting for an annual Vehicle Service check.  Servicing your vehicle regularly not only helps to top up with new fluids, it will also help to improve the daily running of your vehicle, which over the long term will increase its life span.

To find out more about what’s involved in a MOT Test and to find out more about our Vehicle servicing facility, or to make an advanced booking for your Audi, BMW, BMW Mini, Mercedes and now Jaguar , Land Rover, Range Rover, please get in touch or see our website for more details.