MoT Advice please............

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Found 12th Sep 2009
Hi can you answer me a question please guys?
One of my cars ran out of MoT yesterday so was in for its test and it failed on a tyre, i had a tyre put on but didnt get chance to get it re-tested and therefore a certificate issued. I am getting it redone on monday, but is it legal to drive still? Its nice and sunny so fancied going out in it but it hasnt got a valid test cert but I have complied with the fail advice and got it fixed so its just a matter of presenting it on monday.

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No, it's illegal to drive a car without an MOT unless it is on its way to be tested and the test is pre-booked. Even though your tyre may be fixed it does not mean the car is allowed to be driven on the road.

If the MOT has expired you cannot drive it. If it failed but the current MOT is still in date and the car is roadworthy then you can drive it.

Original Poster

thanks guys, i figured as much, serves me right for waiting until the last minute again eh?

Such a shame too as its flippin lovely out and needs a little roof down summer motoring

Nope you would be breaking the law..

Use one of your other cars instead. (if it's MOT'd, taxed and insured..)

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rockyfella;6274297

Nope you would be breaking the law..Use one of your other cars instead. … Nope you would be breaking the law..Use one of your other cars instead. (if it's MOT'd, taxed and insured..)


haha yeah but the others have roofs, gutted, looks like we'll have to wind down the windows then instead, plus at least I can have a beer, i dont like the missus driving the cab!!! hahaha

No its breaking the law and also invalidates your insurance

melipona;6274284

If the MOT has expired you cannot drive it. If it failed but the current … If the MOT has expired you cannot drive it. If it failed but the current MOT is still in date and the car is roadworthy then you can drive it.



I've seen it said that as soon as you fail an mot the old certificate becomes invalid as the car is no longer roadworthy. Never bothered to investigate that claim though.
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