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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on our everyday lives, including how we get around. Since the UK entered a period of lockdown, many motorists have been wondering whether maintenance centres such as Quick Lane are still open, with cars being needed for essential travel – such as shopping for basic necessities, medical need and key-worker commutes.

Not only that – on 25th March, the government announced that drivers in Britain will be granted a six-month temporary exemption from MOT testing from 30th March. But the question for most people is, how does this affect me and my vehicle?

We’re here if you need us!

Garages have been deemed an essential service by the government, meaning at Quick Lane we are open and ready to help keep services moving. You might be using your car less; however, at Quick Lane we understand that vehicles are a lifeline to those working for frontline services, also those who require a car in order to buy essential food and medicine but also maintaining their vehicle safety to ensure it remains 'roadworthy'.

Here are the main services you might need from us during this time: 

·       MOT Reminder Service (To ensure you do not miss your new date)
·       FREE Vehicle Health Checks
·       Urgent repairs or service work.

Priority to key workers

We are here to support vital services in the battle against coronavirus, and want to help frontline workers to get to work. Please let us know if you are a key worker and, if possible, we will do our best to prioritise your vehicle.

MOT tests extension:

If your MOT test is due, don’t panic, as the government has now extended this by six months from 30th March for cars, vans and motorcycles. Read the announcement in full here.

If you’re unsure when your MOT test is due, you can check via the government website here. And if you can’t get an MOT test because you’re in self-isolation, don’t worry, as the government is working with insurers and the police to ensure people are not unfairly penalised.

Sign up to our MOT reminder service for free and ensure you don't miss that all important new date.

FREE Vehicle Health Checks and urgent repairs

If your MOT will be technically ‘overdue’ in the next six months and you want peace of mind that your vehicle is safe to drive, we offer FREE Vehicle Health Checks. 

Don’t forget that the government’s MOT tests extension is providing that your car is in a roadworthy condition, and there are penalties for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition. Read the current rules on vehicle safety here.

Furthermore, if your car does need urgent repair, for example if you get a puncture, we are here to help get your vehicle back on the road!

Our safety measures

At Quick Lane, the health and welfare of our customers and team members is our number one priority, and we have taken a number of steps to protect everyone who visits us, while ensuring that we remain open and ready if you need us. These measures are detailed here.

At Quick Lane, we’re here to support you for the road ahead. Click here to contact your local centre.