Coronavirus and your breakdown cover...

What you need to know about LV= breakdown cover...

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If you breakdown, you can still get in touch with us the usual way. Due to the ongoing effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) our wait times on the phone and at roadside are a little longer than usual. If you breakdown at home and you have a second vehicle, please consider using this if possible.
If you or somebody in your vehicle is self-isolating or showing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), please tell us when you call or fill in our online form. We’ll let our recovery team know, so they can get you up and running in the best way possible while keeping themselves, and you safe. Please also remember to keep a distance of two metres when our agents come out to you, to maintain social distances during this challenging time.
Please see our FAQ's below where we may cover any questions you have. In the meantime, stay safe and please bear with us while we do all we can to support our customers and employees.

How will coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your MOT?

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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, drivers were granted a 6 month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. However, mandatory MOT testing was reintroduced from August 1, 2020 as lockdown restrictions began to ease.

This means all drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from August 1, 2020 will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.

Drivers with an MOT due date before August 1 will still receive a 6 month exemption from testing, but it's still your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and not driven in an unsafe condition. We may not be able to cover you if you’re in an accident due to poor maintenance of the car. For more information on this, you can keep up to date at 


Have a browse through our articles to see how coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect you if you breakdown, and how to keep your car running while it's not being used

Breakdown cover FAQs

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