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    Ok, I may have a problem here.

    As you may have seen in other threads I have a set of shocks and springs (KW Variant 1) on thier way to me as the front ones are p*ssing fluid.

    The car's MOT is up on Saturday 6th December so i figure I need shocks that are not p*ssing fluid to pass? Is this correct?

    I ordered them on the 18th November and the delivery time, direct to my door, was quoted as 6-10 days. I still don't have them.

    I have the MOT booked in for Thursday but it's looking increasingly unlikely that I'll get them by then.

    I;ve emailed the company and they are in "daily contact with KW" and have agreed to get them to delivered to me directly to save time.

    But my problem is, what do I do if I dont get them by Saturday 6th?
    Surely I can't drive the car as no MOT means no insurance.

    Is there anything I have to do to stop some kind of fine?

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    Fooked mate, it won't mot with leakies.

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    So what do I do?

    Do i need to inform anyone? DVLA?

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    wash and dry them and try and present it for test and they get throiugh the test without signs of a leak

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    Or swap out for a day with a mate.

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    A friend of mine is MOT ing the car, he runs his own business.

    He knows about the fault, but I'm not going to ask him to bend the rules.

    If i dont get the KW's and the existings fail, what do I officially need to do as the car wont have an mot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netstar View Post
    Surely I can't drive the car as no MOT means no insurance.
    No MOT doesn't mean no insurance, you're still insured but you simply wouldn't have an MOT - which will get you a fine if you're stopped just driving around in it. Not sure of points as well for that.

    Your best bet is as above. See if you can either swap out some other shocks or clean them up to see if they're not so bad that it won't fail on the day. If it does fail then you may have to resign yourself that you can't drive the car until you get the shocks. There are certain rules about being allowed/not being allowed to drive after an MOT failure - all to do with driving to and from a place of repair and for a retest etc. Probably best to check the DoT webiste (or wherever the info is) to see what the exact score is - I can never rememeber - or wait for the likes of Gary3306 to pop along as he will be able to quote it chapter and verse as he's an MOT tester.

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    A car can be parked on the road without an mot as long as the only time it moves is either on a trailer or going for a re-test that is booked in. Insurance is valid as long as you are doing the above. I believe the insurance is valid regardless if you have an mot or not. If the car is on the road then it needs insurance. You will need insurance to drive it to the mot place for its re-test so it should be fine. Check the above claims first tho! In-case I have got it wrong again lol
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    Ahh ok, thanks lads, starting to feel a bit better about this now.

    I dont mind not driving it between tests if she fails, im sure Ill have the shocks soon, just maybe not in time for Saturday.

    I was just worried about an automatic fine like you get with tax would land on me matt

    Nice one lads

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    if is not too bad it might not fail the test anyway ask your mate before presenting it. he might pass it without putting him in an awkward position

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