This is where you can still get your MOT done

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This is where you can still get your MOT done

Published at 6:30am 22nd April 2020.

Since March 30, MOTs have been automatically extended for 6 months because of coronavirus.

Whilst some people have seen this as an opportunity to not have their vehicle tested yet, it must not be seen as a way to skip a check-up.

Whether your car is only 3 years old and due it’s first MOT or 10 years old, these tests help find potential issues you may not even know or even thought about.

So don’t leave things to chance and give your vehicle that all important health check.

But don’t just think of your MOT, when you do your weekly checks on your oil, screen wash, wipers etc ensure your tyres are road legal still.

It is still your responsibility that your vehicle must be roadworthy at all times.

Here's some of the businesses who can help keeping you moving, especially if you are a key worker.


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Cardew MOT Centre


Cardrew MOT Centre are an independent, family run MOT testing station in Redruth on Cardrew Industrial Estate, trading for over 15 years.

When testing your car they are wearing gloves at all times and wiping down / disinfecting all surfaces that they and their customers come into contact with after each and every occasion, before and after every single MOT test, inside a vehicle and outside too.

As they are an independent MOT Testing Station, they carry out no repairs, just provide the MOT Test.

In the event of a customer's car failing its test, there are several local garages they are happy to recommend for any required repair work, these businesses also following the same protocols as them whilst we all work in this challenging time.

They are open for business from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 01209 219419.

NHS staff and community care workers who can provide proof of employment in this valuable sector, are offered a 10% discount on the cost of an MOT.

Please do call first as they are restricting access in accordance with the current social distancing.


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Geoffrey Harris Tyres Ltd


Geoffrey Harris Tyres Ltd is a family run company with 50 years in the tyre trade.

Whether you are looking for new tyres for your car or commercial vehicle in Liskeard, Cornwall, Geoffrey Harris Tyres Ltd will be able to keep you motoring.

They hold a comprehensive range of tyres and also premium Yuasa batteries for all vehicle tyres.

They can go to any home or business to fit new tyres, repair tyres or fit batteries on site. No face to face contact needs to be made.

Large stocks of tyres for all cars, vans, 4x4 and agricultural vehicles. 24 hour emergency service provided.

They are open Mon-Fri 8:30 – 3:30 and Saturdays 8:30 – 12noon.

Visit for further details or call 01579 347744. If you can provide ID there is also discount for NHS employees.


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HiQ Tyres & Service Centres


HiQ specialise in MOT testing and welding repairs, whilst also stocking leading tyre brands such as Goodyear, Dunlop, Fulda, Sava, Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone and other car servicing such as MOT tests, exhausts, batteries and much more to keep your car in the best condition possible.

With centres in Truro, Newquay, Helston and St Austell visit for further information and contact details



Darcroft Garage & Mot Centre


Established in 1936 and conveniently situated on the A30 3.5 miles from Bodmin town centre, they carry out Class 4 & & MOTs on cars, light commercial vehicles and camper vans.

You are welcome to drop your vehicle and leave it with them or they can carry out the MOT whilst you wait.

They provide a range of services including; Diagnostics, servicing, repairs, and MOT repairs.


For further information or call 01208 821238.


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Xpress Garage & Tyres 


Xpress Garage is are offering a “no contact collection & delivery service”.

They also have free recovery* to NHS and emergency services staff to keep them on the road.

With competitive pricing structures for all customers at this time of need are operating a full no contact service, there is no need to enter the building and they are carrying a strict regime of sanitation and protection for all contact of customers vehicles.

Call their team on 01326 377977 to discuss how they can help and find a way to keep you on the road.

*Free recovery subject to availability and recovery distance. 25% off NHS and emergency services workers.

Visit for further information.


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