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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Thought as much :lol:

Anuvva question :roll: :lol: So if it fails its mot within the 12mth original mot, does that mean that you can drive the car until the original 12 mot period runs out, or does the earlier mot mean you can't?
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:19 pm

MULLEY wrote:Thought as much :lol:

Anuvva question :roll: :lol: So if it fails its mot within the 12mth original mot, does that mean that you can drive the car until the original 12 mot period runs out, or does the earlier mot mean you can't?
Once an MOT test has been failed thats your lot, even if the current "ticket" has 3 months to run. You then legally can only drive it to and from the place of repair.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:27 pm

You say that, yet I keep hearing different!

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:29 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:You say that, yet I keep hearing different!
Thats what our MOT man at work tell me anyway....
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Yes and no is the legal answer! :lol:

If you fail an MOT but still have another month or so left to run, the original certificate is still valid but it IS an offence to drive a vehicle in an unroadworthy condition (whether knowingly or not). But if you then rectify that fault, you are then perfectly legal again for the duration of the original MOT, without having to get a retest.

So you can't be done for having no MOT, but you could be done for having an unroadworthy vehicle...
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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:58 pm

Think i'll just keep on doing what i've been doing which is to just get the car mot'd when its due, but still useful to know though.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by Defender110 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:40 pm

/\ me too, it would seam to be the most logical way.
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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:51 pm

I usually take mine in a week before its due, that gives me a week to decide if I can do the work or else I book it in to be done ,never been a problem before
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