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View Poll Results: Can I still drive the car legally on the original MOT until 1 Oct ?

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    Default So here's the question.......

    Your MOT doesn't run out until 1st October, but you want to get it sorted and book it in around 3 weeks early on 10 Sept. It fails due to a worn bush. So here's the question.......

    After failing the new, premature MOT, can the car still be driven legally on the Original MOT pass until 1 Oct ?

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    yes as itll still be moted till 1st oct

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    I think you have invalidated the original MOT as the vehicle has been tested and found to be unroadworthy I might be wrong but I'm sure someone in the know will let you know for sure

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    Not sure on the MOT side of it, but i think your insurance company might refuse to pay out in the event of an accident.

    Most small print will state that the car must be in a roadworthy condition. MOT's are all on computer these days, so its easy for them to check. Driving to/from an MOT test center would probably be acceptable, but knowingly driving with a defective car might not be in your best interest with regards to insurance.

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    The cars Mot is invalidated as you have had it re-tested, so if you drive around & get involved in a bump, god forbid,,,,

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    Pretty sure there was a question on this in the Sunday Times (Ingear) & the answer was no.

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    DVLA website gets updated the same day so you could always try to apply for tax & see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siadwel View Post
    Cheers having problems, I'm trying to conduct a poll because even the mot testers had differing views
    contact vosa mate they'll assure you on whats right,,,

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    Yup original MOT is still valid untill its expiry date. An MOT is technically only valid at the time it was issued, after that the road worthiness of a car is up to the driver to maintain. You could drive out the MOT station and a stone smashes the headlight, MOT is still valid but you could/would receive a ticket from the police to repair it or they could even take it off the road.
    Many people like to MOT their cars early and that is why your car can actually have a 13 month MOT instead of 12. If your MOT is due on the 1st of October and you take it to be MOT'd on the 1st of September, and it passes, Your new MOT will be dated until the 1st of October the following year.

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    I have tidied the thread and added the poll so please add your votes guys

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