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dogcatcher
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31/08/2016 : 19:32:44      reply with quote


take your car in for a mot before its due and if it fails you loose the time the old mot has to run (ie if it fails its no mot on whatever the old one ran for) ,so better to leave it a bit nearer the end of your old mot certificate. 'sad :(');
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midway
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31/08/2016 : 20:00:17      reply with quote


So if you take it in early and it passes, do you still get the extra days?
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darter
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31/08/2016 : 21:46:02      reply with quote


There's no mention of that on the Government website (https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/when-to-get-an-mot). Where did you hear that Dogcatcher?
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01/09/2016 : 08:58:15      reply with quote


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So if you take it in early and it passes, do you still get the extra days?
yes you do
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01/09/2016 : 08:59:47      reply with quote


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There's no mention of that on the Government website (https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/when-to-get-an-mot). Where did you hear that Dogcatcher?
its just happened to me at a 4x4 garage in keighley,they told me it had just come in.
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01/09/2016 : 09:15:27      reply with quote


If you don't take the vehicle away to fix the failure, but let the garage fix it, then on retest it should be dated from the current MOT expiry date. It could be just a blown bulb which caused the failure.

If you take the vehicle away to fix the failure it really doesn't matter if still has time left on the MOT it's been examined and failed, so it's not roadworthy.
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01/09/2016 : 11:57:12      reply with quote


Check your vehicle regularly, keep it road worthy, and it shouldn't fail; no problem.
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01/09/2016 : 13:41:27      reply with quote


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grandad you want to try getting under your car on a driveway and levering all the ball joint mountings etc,especially on a 4x4 whoses parts are heavy duty .you can only do so many checks yourself what about emissions etc.
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01/09/2016 : 20:29:20      reply with quote


No it's not true - if you still have the old certificate that will be valid until original expiry date.
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01/09/2016 : 20:49:25      reply with quote


not what a mot guy told me, the number off the last test cert is known by the computor and it automatically null and voids it when a car fails if not done at the testing station there and then.ie if taken away this is put on the system by the mot engineer as its failed so old cert null and void.also told this new rule has only come in in the last few weeks.
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01/09/2016 : 22:51:52      reply with quote


the DVSA has updated its website again – to say the complete opposite of what it originally said.

It now states: “You can take your vehicle away if your MOT certificate is still valid.”
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grandad
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03/09/2016 : 17:22:42      reply with quote


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grandad you want to try getting under your car on a driveway and levering all the ball joint mountings etc,especially on a 4x4 whoses parts are heavy duty .you can only do so many checks yourself what about emissions etc.
Yes I have done this and much more many times, renewed engines.
You can look under the vehicle whilst somebody else works the steering, and therefore find if there is any play, before you take it for a test.
Keep the engine properly maintained and it wont fail the emissions test.
I've never had ant vehicle fail.
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03/09/2016 : 17:56:19      reply with quote


As I understand it:
If your vehicle fails the test
You’ll get a ‘notification of failure’ from the test centre. The failure will be recorded on the MOT database. It doesn't void the old one if it's still current.

You can still drive your vehicle if it fails the test and its existing MOT certificate is still valid (ie you got it tested before the expiry date). However, you might be stopped by police and prosecuted if your vehicle is un-roadworthy. But if you fix the problem, and make the vehicle roadworthy, then no problem.

If the vehicle fails the test and the certificate has expired, you can only drive it to:

Have the failed defects repaired - ie home to fix them yourself, another garage etc - but you can't continue to use to commute, go shopping, or leave it on the side of the road.

A pre-arranged MOT test appointment

A MOT tester may suggest you don't drive it if it fails, but they cannot stop you, although you would hope you might take their advice if it's that serious. They can however ring the Police and report you for an un-roadworthy vehicle if they deem it appropriate. A failed tail light bulb wouldn't really be appropriate, but rusty to the point of failure brake pipes would be.

That all could be complete cobblers though - anyone know a current MOT tester to ask?

An MOT test (shouldn't they rename it the DVSA test as they run it now, not the Ministry of Transport, if they still exist?) as it used to say on the back of the old ones, is only a check at the time of test - the car could be unroadworthy an hour, a day, a week later.

Slightly off the topic - when I used to work in the US, Ohio used to give you a free "pass" if your car failed the state test and you could prove you couldn't afford to get it fixed. You were allowed two free "passes". They then scrapped the test, as it was deemed to infringe personal liberty - but you had to keep the vehicle roadworthy - and a policemans idea of roadworthy might not be the same as yours. I did ask about the personal liberty of the family that might get mown down by some old clunker wit no brakes, but . . .
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