Ford B-Max Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,105 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Due to the public health crisis, MOT certificate validations are currently extended for 6 months. However our local mechanic says that there will be no benefit to taking advantage of the extension as testers will be backdating certificates to the original date.
To me, this sounds like nonsense or a trick to persuade people not to leave their tests as it seems ridiculous to require another test 6 months later.
Has anyone else heard of or been told this.
If I keep a car off the road for a few months, then have a test, it wouldn''t be backdated.
As I say, I don't believe it, but that is what I've been told.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
340 Posts
Not heard about the "backdating certificates" you mention. I would imagine that MOT stations HAVE toa bide by the law prevailing at the time of the test, all i could find was the following --



https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronav...s-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020


If the MOT centres are going to do what you described then i think it's yet another sneaky government way to rip off the motorist some more.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top