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Motability Car - Extended Lease, MOT and PIP Renewal

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Hi,

I have a Motability car and I know that the leases are being extended by 6 months.

My current lease was due to end this August, which is completely fine because of the 6 month extensions.

I would normally arrange a MOT for around now/next month before handing the car back, but I think MOT's have been extended too.  I have had a text message today from the dealer (Bristol Street Motors Ford) saying that they are reopening for services etc and that my routine service is due.

My PIP runs to May 2021, so earlier this year, Motability said to just let them know around now and they will extend the lease to keep me mobile in my current car until my renewal forms come through and a decision has been reached (fair enough).

A few questions if I may:
1. I can't remember on previous leases having a Service and MOT at the end of the lease, I think it's just a MOT I usually have.  Should I arrange both this year due to the extension?
2. Should I call Motability now about the lease extension (due to waiting for PIP reassessment), or wait until the situation eases and closer to the end of the current extension for all customers?

I hope you're all managing okay.  I've not been out in my car for 2 months, but my dad has taken it out a few times just around the block to roll the tyres(?) :smile:

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  • edited 23 May at 6:00PM
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    edited 23 May at 6:00PM
    venison said:
    Hi Mot's are now every 4 years on new cars not every three, and of course they have been extended six months as well, if the car is due for a service that can now be booked in, I would wait until the end of the current lease extension.

    I think you mean "annual MOT after the first four THREE years" rather than every 4 3 years ...
    (edited because plans to delay first MOT to after four years never went ahead. All I knew was that MOTs are annual once they are required ...)

    I think I'd see whether the service 'flags' had been reached - my car says do this every X miles, and that every y months. I think these things generally fall on the side of doing too soon rather than too late.
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    venison said:
    Hi Mot's are now every 4 years on new cars not every three,
    I had a strange feeling in my head that, that wasn't correct because of my fairly recent MOT for my previous motability car so i checked online. The changing of those rules was thought about but it didn't go ahead and the first MOT on vehicles here in the UK is still 3 years. It may have changed in N.Ireland but definitely not here.

    OP if your service is due when you MOT is due then the dealer will do both at the same time. Although they have extended MOT's due to Covid19 i'd still advise you to ring your dealer to check because some are still open.
    Your lease on your car will automatically be extended but i'd advise you to ring them to make sure, if you can get through.

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    venison said:
    Savvy_Sue said:
    venison said:
    Hi Mot's are now every 4 years on new cars not every three, and of course they have been extended six months as well, if the car is due for a service that can now be booked in, I would wait until the end of the current lease extension.

    I think you mean "annual MOT after the first four years" rather than every 4 years ...

    I think I'd see whether the service 'flags' had been reached - my car says do this every X miles, and that every y months. I think these things generally fall on the side of doing too soon rather than too late.
    amended thanks

    Although you did ammend your comment, your advice is still incorrect. MOT's on new cars in the UK have not been changed to 4 years for the first MOT, it's still 3 years like it's always been.
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    venison said:
    Savvy_Sue said:
    venison said:
    Hi Mot's are now every 4 years on new cars not every three, and of course they have been extended six months as well, if the car is due for a service that can now be booked in, I would wait until the end of the current lease extension.

    I think you mean "annual MOT after the first four years" rather than every 4 years ...

    I think I'd see whether the service 'flags' had been reached - my car says do this every X miles, and that every y months. I think these things generally fall on the side of doing too soon rather than too late.
    amended thanks

    Although you did ammend your comment, your advice is still incorrect. MOT's on new cars in the UK have not been changed to 4 years for the first MOT, it's still 3 years like it's always been.
    Yep, after a consultation with parties who have a vested financial interest in not extending the first MOT timescale the government shelved the idea.

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    venison said:
    Hi Mot's are now after 4 years on new cars not after three, and of course they have been extended six months as well, if the car is due for a service that can now be booked in, I would wait until the end of the current lease extension.
    You need to amend your post as it proffers incorrect, misleading information.

    Still, I'm sure the experts on here can find a way around this. 
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    molerat said:
    venison said:
    Savvy_Sue said:
    venison said:
    Hi Mot's are now every 4 years on new cars not every three, and of course they have been extended six months as well, if the car is due for a service that can now be booked in, I would wait until the end of the current lease extension.

    I think you mean "annual MOT after the first four years" rather than every 4 years ...

    I think I'd see whether the service 'flags' had been reached - my car says do this every X miles, and that every y months. I think these things generally fall on the side of doing too soon rather than too late.
    amended thanks

    Although you did ammend your comment, your advice is still incorrect. MOT's on new cars in the UK have not been changed to 4 years for the first MOT, it's still 3 years like it's always been.
    Yep, after a consultation with parties who have a vested financial interest in not extending the first MOT timescale the government shelved the idea.

    They must have a better quality of vehicle in NI because it has been 4 years for first MOT for at least 30 years to my knowledge.
    Or does the fact that the only place to get Mots is at government testing stations have a bearing? 
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    Sorry I was having a blank moment, (my excuse) have deleted both incorrect post !
    Stay safe, keep well and take care x
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