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“Book a MOT test immediately,” advises Martin Lewis to drivers

Drivers were advised to book a MOT test if their car is due after the rules have changed.

Martin Lewis, the money-saving expert, advised motorists after some rules were changed this week.

MOT tests will become mandatory again on August 1, Roads Baroness Vere minister announced earlier this week, Manchester Evening News reported.

It comes after the law was changed during the blockade for those people because of a MOT on their vehicles.

Tests were granted a six-month exemption at the start of the block.

Baroness Vere said: “As people get back on our roads, it is essential that motorists are able to keep their vehicles safe. That’s why the restrictions are reduced, from 1 August MOT tests will become mandatory again .

“The garages across the country are open and I urge drivers who are required for their MOT to book a test as soon as possible.”

Martin Lewis has now issued his advice.

By posting on Twitter, he warned: “MOT tests will restart on August 1. If you have a MOT expiring or later, you must complete the test.

“However, if your MOT is due in advance, you will get six months added to the deadline. For example, on July 15th you have to do it by January 15th. “

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