Found 24th Sep 2009
i went to tax my hubby,s car online and it said no mot was registering with this vehicle and i went and checked and had not even realised it has expired he will not be happy with me i need to get one asap!

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ouch you in glasgow too its bank holiday weekend gl

I did that once, forgot for about 3 weeks, as long as you book one asap, you are allowed to drive it to the garage. I wouldnt drive it otherwise.

that happened to me last year...................tomoro first thing call and book your car in and dont drive it until your on your way to MOT as so not worth it.

Your insurance is also invalid due to MOT

Original Poster

yeh i know i have texted the guy i normally go to but no reply yet and he normally does take the holiday off! can hubby get charged for this (by the police i mean is it some sort of offence as long as he dosent drive it?)

wulshaz;6388138

yeh i know i have texted the guy i normally go to but no reply yet and he … yeh i know i have texted the guy i normally go to but no reply yet and he normally does take the holiday off! can hubby get charged for this (by the police i mean is it some sort of offence as long as he dosent drive it?)



only if he has been caught speeding or something before u discovered............so count your lucky stars!

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he is going to kill me!

jamstaruk1972;6388111

ouch you in glasgow too its bank holiday weekend gl



I reckon that most places hopefully will still be open tomoro - its Monday that a lot of places will be closed - as you know Jamstar most of us scots head to Blackpool this weekend lol

(not been there since I was 18 but everyone else head down that way!)

wulshaz;6388155

he is going to kill me!


you'll be fine ,good luck getting it sorted:thumbsup:

wulshaz;6388138

yeh i know i have texted the guy i normally go to but no reply yet and he … yeh i know i have texted the guy i normally go to but no reply yet and he normally does take the holiday off! can hubby get charged for this (by the police i mean is it some sort of offence as long as he dosent drive it?)



its not an offence if he isnt driving it tho if your tax expires it wll need to go in someones driveway so it doesnt get clamped

we get it all the time, end of the month is a nightmare, i can guarantee tommorrow we will get phone calls from desperate people trying to book an mot, we even send out reminders a month before its due & yet they still leave it till the last minute or forget :thinking:

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JACKIT99;6388230

you'll be fine ,good luck getting it sorted:thumbsup:


thanks i have just told him :oops: he is not happy but more relieved that he got home from work alright! the car is in the driveway now so it will stay there until i can get it sorted hopefully shoule be no later than wednesday so tax should be ok til then but hopefully get it sorted before wednesday! :thinking:

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richp;6388312

we get it all the time, end of the month is a nightmare, i can guarantee … we get it all the time, end of the month is a nightmare, i can guarantee tommorrow we will get phone calls from desperate people trying to book an mot, we even send out reminders a month before its due & yet they still leave it till the last minute or forget :thinking:

we dont get reminders but maybe thats because the car is over 3 years now.

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jamstaruk1972;6388260

its not an offence if he isnt driving it tho if your tax expires it wll … its not an offence if he isnt driving it tho if your tax expires it wll need to go in someones driveway so it doesnt get clamped


yeh tax is due just now 28th thats how i found out there was no mot!

wulshaz;6388469

we dont get reminders but maybe thats because the car is over 3 years now.



there is no offical reminder, we do it ourselves to help the customer. when you get your MOT certificate un-peel the reminder sticker from the cert & stick it to the inside of the door pillar, you'll see it everytime you open the door.

richp;6388524

there is no offical reminder, we do it ourselves to help the customer. … there is no offical reminder, we do it ourselves to help the customer. when you get your MOT certificate un-peel the reminder sticker from the cert & stick it to the inside of the door pillar, you'll see it everytime you open the door.



my garage used to send these out,good idea used to phone them almost straight away as mot would be 1 year fom when old 1 ran out correct me if im wrong?as long as it was within the month or somethink

got a new car now(well had it a year) so no mots for another 2 years :-)

Something that will be useful to you is to get 6 months rather than a year tax or do next years MOT just as month 11 as passed.
It is a nightmare if 2 items expire on the same date.

I had a problem when insurance and tax fell on same date. If you ever are in the same boat I feel for you. Bought insurance early but couldnt get road tax as the new insurance policy which started with the new month was not showing on the MID as old policy was still running. Cant get road tax if you cant show that you have insurance on the day that road tax starts either online or at post office. My insurance cover note did not arrive in time so had an anxious time wondering if car would be towed away. Think there are a few improvements that could be made to the various databases as sometimes you can seem liable even when all steps are taken to be legal.

Whilst its in your mind..stick a reminder in your mobile phone and see if you can set up an online reminder (I get an email alert from Yahoo). then you should be safe next year:)

richp;6388524

there is no offical reminder, we do it ourselves to help the customer. … there is no offical reminder, we do it ourselves to help the customer. when you get your MOT certificate un-peel the reminder sticker from the cert & stick it to the inside of the door pillar, you'll see it everytime you open the door.



After a year, you'll not take any notice of it(sticker in the door pillar).

Why was it up to you to remember about the mot if its your hubby's car?

thesaint;6390057

After a year, you'll not take any notice of it(sticker in the door … After a year, you'll not take any notice of it(sticker in the door pillar).



Because you have already got a new mot before a year is up

cheepaschippies;6390064

Because you have already got a new mot before a year is up



Huh? :?

Same thing happened with me,looked yesterday and my MOT was a day overdue and hadn`t noticed. When I phoned to book they said next wednesday cos busy:w00t: But after a short conversation explaining my circumstances the lovely man fitted me in yesterday afternoon. All done now,thank goodness for that:-D

He even booked me in as an online booking so got half price.

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WoolyM;6388876

Something that will be useful to you is to get 6 months rather than a … Something that will be useful to you is to get 6 months rather than a year tax or do next years MOT just as month 11 as passed. It is a nightmare if 2 items expire on the same date.



Agreed

In my current car, my Tax, MOT and insurance all fall in the same month. You cant get the tax unless you're insured and MOT'd.......which is a pain in the bum, 'cos I tend to leave things late.

Luckily my new car arriving on the 20th October should remedy that problem! :whistling:


(In4b the Filthy Fool)

I used the Nationwide Autocenter voucher from couponnet.co.uk/Cou…o41 and got an MOT for £27

bossyboots;6388127

Your insurance is also invalid due to MOT



Not true in all cases, it depends on which company you are insured with.

Lack of a valid MoT does NOT invalidate your insurance. The insurers require that the car is in a roadworthy condition, which the MoT does not certify. If it's roadworthy it's okay as far as the insurance is concerned, certificate or no certificate.

cheepaschippies;6390059

Why was it up to you to remember about the mot if its your hubby's car?



Exactly what I was thinking :thumbsup:

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hamsterpig;6391430

Exactly what I was thinking :thumbsup:



eh because i run the financial side of the house including all bills insurances and stuff :x

If it's less than a month the police usually just caution you exact same thing happened to my mums car they pulled her over and told her do you know your mot is overdue mum was like no idea dey just said get it done asap and if we catch u again den your in trouble miss.

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cheepaschippies;6390059

Why was it up to you to remember about the mot if its your hubby's car?


do you and your OH not do certain things in the household? or is everything that is yours solely your responsibility!

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sarbjeet_;6392047

If it's less than a month the police usually just caution you exact same … If it's less than a month the police usually just caution you exact same thing happened to my mums car they pulled her over and told her do you know your mot is overdue mum was like no idea dey just said get it done asap and if we catch u again den your in trouble miss.


thanks for info thing is it is pure accidental and its the 1st time it has ever happened with anything to do with the car and we have 2! but it is in the garage just now dropped it off earlier so hopefully all ok and we can get it back later

wulshaz;6392048

do you and your OH not do certain things in the household? or is … do you and your OH not do certain things in the household? or is everything that is yours solely your responsibility!



I don't think it's the fact that you do it (everyone helps out don't they) I think it's the fact that you put 'he will kill me'. Makes him sound like a bit of an ogre. Most people would understand an honest mistake not 'kill you'

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greg_68;6392122

I don't think it's the fact that you do it (everyone helps out don't … I don't think it's the fact that you do it (everyone helps out don't they) I think it's the fact that you put 'he will kill me'. Makes him sound like a bit of an ogre. Most people would understand an honest mistake not 'kill you'


kill me is just a common phrase :roll:

wulshaz;6392048

do you and your OH not do certain things in the household? or is … do you and your OH not do certain things in the household? or is everything that is yours solely your responsibility!



If i had a car then yeah it would be my responsibility to remember it needs mot. And im sure the poilce would think the same.

Imagine getting stopped, sorry mr poilce officer my wife is supposed to take care of the mot i had no idea it was overdue

Im sure the poilce have heard that excuse a million times and still wouldnt stop them taking the car and crushing it.

So after that i think it should be the drivers responsibilty to make sure there car is road legal

cheepaschippies;6390059

Why was it up to you to remember about the mot if its your hubby's car?



i might be wrong but prolly the same reason as my wife, she looks after all the finance side of the home & car.

greg_68;6392122

I don't think it's the fact that you do it (everyone helps out don't … I don't think it's the fact that you do it (everyone helps out don't they) I think it's the fact that you put 'he will kill me'. Makes him sound like a bit of an ogre. Most people would understand an honest mistake not 'kill you'



is it me or do some people take things literaly :thinking:

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bossyboots;6388147

only if he has been caught speeding or something before u … only if he has been caught speeding or something before u discovered............so count your lucky stars!



or went past an ANPR camera

richp;6395229

is it me or do some people take things literaly :thinking:



No, its not you:thumbsup:

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cheepaschippies;6394694

If i had a car then yeah it would be my responsibility to remember it … If i had a car then yeah it would be my responsibility to remember it needs mot. And im sure the poilce would think the same. Imagine getting stopped, sorry mr poilce officer my wife is supposed to take care of the mot i had no idea it was overdueIm sure the poilce have heard that excuse a million times and still wouldnt stop them taking the car and crushing it.So after that i think it should be the drivers responsibilty to make sure there car is road legal



mmm ever heard the phrase 'go get a life' this is what happens in relationships or is this something you are not familliar with? and as you say he must be one of the million then!

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bossyboots;6395732

No, its not you:thumbsup:


some people are unreal! :-D
take everything literally so we are altogether :thumbsup:
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