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    What would happen if you didn't get your car MOT'd around the time the certificate expires?

    Mine expires on May 5th and i'm sort of wanting to hold back a few weeks........

    Also, is it mandatory to have a car tested? Someone at work has said their car hasn't been done since new - it's a 54 plate

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    Car must be tested 3yrs from date of first registration, then every year after that. Theres no problem holding back on an mot and doing it later on, but if you drive it on the road in between times, you commit an offence of no MOT, and worse if you have a prang, insurance might refuse to pay out as you drove the vehicle illegally.

    The only lawful excuse for driving without an MOT, is taking it to a pre arranged appointment for an MOT test at a testing centre.

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    So i'm best just getting it done then. No problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by T4M View Post
    So i'm best just getting it done then. No problem
    Best to get it done. Did you know you can get it done one month early if you take the "old" MOT to the garage, in effect you can have 13 months MOT then.

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    you can get it done anytime in the month before the expiry date, as for your mate, he will struggle to get road tax if his car is over three years old with no MOT, as you need to show it with insurance to get tax

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    you are aloud 1 calander month from the previous mot expiry date m8

    just say your mot runs out on the 20th of may you can get your new one from the 20th april

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    Quote Originally Posted by T4M View Post
    Someone at work has said their car hasn't been done since new - it's a 54 plate
    That's very odd, how do they get it taxed ? and their insurance will almost certainly be void if the vehicle is being used without an MOT (well, they may still have third party liability but won't cover the policyholder).

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    You can also drive a car that has failed it's MOT to a place where by previous arrangements repairs are to carried out in order for it to pass the test, and returning from a test where the vehicle has failed.

    If you drive at any other time in a car of testable age that does not have a valid MOT certificate, then you are committing an offence.

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    Mine is in tomorrow for it's first MOT. It's birthday is on the 25th of April and I thought I might have to take the log book but apparently now it's all computerised with a direct link to Swansea the computer knows the date of registration and adds the days on, much like taking your old MOT certificate in when going early. I assune that this is the case when taking for subsequent tests as well, we shall see.

    I'm not expecting it to fail, but, if it does at least it's still under warranty, guess who will be getting a call if it does?

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    It's 4 years from new in NI

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