Hi, I've been building my Exocet for the past couple of years. Originally had my IVA test booked for 1 April (April Fools day, tempting fate:-) but it was cancelled by the DVSA in March.
Just a heads up if anyone is in the same situation as me.
When my test was cancelled the DVSA sent me an email saying that they would automatically rearrange my test as soon as they could. While I've been waiting I kept checking for updates on the DVSA website. Today it states tests will restart from 4 July, great news. However, it states that they will now no longer automatically rearrange cancelled tests and you need to submit a PT1 priority examination form; quoting your TAS reference. It also mentioned anyone who submitted a test application before the 1 July and is awaiting a date would need to do the same, but you better check the website in case I'm reading it wrong.
But hopefully it now seems that tests can get underway from next Monday :-)
Post by Mills Extreme Vehicles on Jul 3, 2020 16:38:23 GMT
One concern is that if the car fails on minor items they are unlikely to allow adjustments on the day "due to Covid rules!". I drove to Oldham last week for an import IVA, even adjustment of headlights was not allowed, or adding red tape to ID the pos battery terminal so I now have a 5 hour round trip AGAIN!
So, not wishing to add to the pressure of getting your car prepared 100% but do not expect any fiddling time at the test, not even in the car park.
Post by Mills Extreme Vehicles on Jul 29, 2020 9:40:25 GMT
they are booking IVA tests now, I have one in Nottm in Aug booked yesterday. That said the DVSA site states that;
"All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles."
The 6 months exemption ends at the end of Aug.
So if you have insurance and a number plate from the donor then you may escape the death penalty if you are involved in an incident in your Exocet.