What If My Car Breaks Down During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Will The Coronavirus Shutdown Affect My Car Warranty?

Will The Coronavirus Shutdown Affect My Car Warranty

Some people are concerned that their car warranty will be invalidated if they cannot get their car serviced during the coronavirus outbreak.

Will the Coronavirus Shutdown affect my car warranty?


In normal times, failing to have your car serviced in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines can invalidate your warranty. The time between services, ensuring that your garage uses the right approved parts and having all of the specified work carried out is very important. However, due to the current crisis situation, most experts believe that the usual rules will have to be altered to account for the fact many garages are closed down and non-essential use of cars is prohibited.

What About My MOT?


The government has announced that MOTs falling due while the lockdown is in progress can be delayed by six months. You still must keep your car roadworthy and will need to have your car MOT test done eventually, but you at least have a grace period before the MOT is required.

After the Lockdown


After the lockdown has ended, your local garage will be able to complete any service work or MOTs that are due and make sure your car is roadworthy. It is a good idea to have a general health check of your vehicle at this point, as the battery and other key components will have been allowed to stand for a long time and could be at greater risk of failure.

Car Clinic MOT Centre


Our Ellesmere port garage is currently closed until Monday 27th April in the interests of the health, safety and well-being of our customers as well as our staff. Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates, as we will be staying connected with our valued MOT Ellesmere Port, tyres Ellesmere Port & car garages Ellesmere Port customers. Look after one another, we will see you soon.

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