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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.
 

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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.
 

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Now, I wonder what would happen if the MOT tester could change the date?
Of course they cant.
So don't worry!!
 
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