Motoring and Coronavirus
Motoring, like all forms of transport has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. With the easing of Coronavirus measures you may now be considering venturing further afield in your car, however if your vehicle hasn’t been used much during lockdown there are a few checks you should do beforehand.
- If your MOT originally expired between 30 March and 31 July 2020 your MOT expiry date has automatically been extended by a further 6 months.
- If it expired before 30 March, you need to book an MOT as usual and you shouldn’t drive your vehicle unless you are taking it for its test.
- For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020
- Before taking your car on a longer journey check all fluid levels including brake fluid, coolant, engine oil, power-steering fluid and screen wash.
- Check your tyres pressures and re-inflate your tyres accordingly. It is possible that your tyres could have gone down if your car hasn’t been used.
- Tax and Insurance
- Check your car is taxed and you have the necessary insurance in place.
- Check nothings living under the bonnet!
- If you haven’t been using your vehicle at all during the pandemic then please consider the following message from the AA… before starting your vehicle after a lay-up you should open the bonnet and make sure nothing has nested in your engine or chewed through any pipes or hoses!!
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