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    uhoh just realised that my car is out of mot

    for some daft reason I thought it expired in august,was looking for some other paperwork and glanced at the mot certificate and saw it actually expired on june 6th!
    poop I've been driving it too,now legally how do I get it to the mot station tomorrow?
    are you legally allowed to drive it if you are en route to get it tested?

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    yes i think its allowed

    Hhhhmm depends if you get stopped by police? As obviously you are not allowed to drive legally on the road!!! Its a risk to take it down!! :thumbsup:

    you must apply for a temporary exemption certificate

    Original Poster

    do you have to prebook an appointment at the test station just incase you get nabbed on the way?

    Original Poster

    ciaozammer;2316375

    you must apply for a temporary exemption certificate

    how do i do that?

    I did the same months ago, as long as you don't get stopped driving to the MOT garage you will be fine....

    Mardyass;2316381

    do you have to prebook an appointment at the test station just incase you … do you have to prebook an appointment at the test station just incase you get nabbed on the way?



    Good idea!! But depends on how Police feel when you get pulled?

    needs to be a pre-booked mot, you should be ok then .

    Original Poster

    cant believe i was so dumb to think it was august

    you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have proof that you are booked in for it. If you then get stopped by the police they will contact the garage for proof of your appointment - also note that you must be en-route to the garage and not just taking the 'scenic' route !

    sn0ttyang3l;2316422

    you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have … you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have proof that you are booked in for it. If you then get stopped by the police they will contact the garage for proof of your appointment - also note that you must be en-route to the garage and not just taking the 'scenic' route !



    This is the correct answer. Don't drive to an MOT testing station in the hope of getting an appointment too, they may be busy? No certificate or anything required, you just need to be able to prove you were driving to the test station to have it MOTed.

    sn0ttyang3l;2316422

    you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have … you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have proof that you are booked in for it. If you then get stopped by the police they will contact the garage for proof of your appointment - also note that you must be en-route to the garage and not just taking the 'scenic' route !



    That's correct

    Yep. If you have a pre-booked MOT test appointment then as far as i know, you are legally allowed to drive your car to the MOT testing station.

    Original Poster

    thats great thanks for the info will book it in early tomorrow hopefully they can fit it in

    Banned

    Just be aware that no mot equals no insurance but you'd have to be very unlucky to have an accident driving to the mot station. Insurance companies will do anything to wriggle out of a claim.

    sn0ttyang3l;2316422

    you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have … you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have proof that you are booked in for it. If you then get stopped by the police they will contact the garage for proof of your appointment - also note that you must be en-route to the garage and not just taking the 'scenic' route !



    :thumbsup:spot on

    masterbrown;2316392

    needs to be a pre-booked mot, you should be ok then .



    sn0ttyang3l;2316422

    you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have … you must contact the garage where you want the mot done so that they have proof that you are booked in for it. If you then get stopped by the police they will contact the garage for proof of your appointment - also note that you must be en-route to the garage and not just taking the 'scenic' route !



    strawberry;2316466

    Yep. If you have a pre-booked MOT test appointment then as far as i … Yep. If you have a pre-booked MOT test appointment then as far as i know, you are legally allowed to drive your car to the MOT testing station.



    This is what my MOT garage told me when I did the same thing. :thumbsup:

    Yes it's ok to drive to a pre-booked test. Also if the car fails the test, you can drive it home, but you will then have to book another test and this will most likely incurr a full retest fee.

    doberman;2317482

    Yes it's ok to drive to a pre-booked test. Also if the car fails the … Yes it's ok to drive to a pre-booked test. Also if the car fails the test, you can drive it home, but you will then have to book another test and this will most likely incurr a full retest fee.


    Most places now offer free re-tests!

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    doberman;2317482

    Yes it's ok to drive to a pre-booked test. Also if the car fails the … Yes it's ok to drive to a pre-booked test. Also if the car fails the test, you can drive it home, but you will then have to book another test and this will most likely incurr a full retest fee.


    not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot station does the work. get the work done elsewhere and its 50% of the fee.

    csiman;2318849

    not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot … not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot station does the work. get the work done elsewhere and its 50% of the fee.


    My garage offers free re-tests, even if they don't do the work, but you only have a limited time!

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    csiman;2318849

    not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot … not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot station does the work. get the work done elsewhere and its 50% of the fee.



    Even if the MOT station does the work, they can still charge 50% fee if they want to

    csiman;2318849

    not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot … not true at all. its free for a re-test and always has been if the mot station does the work. get the work done elsewhere and its 50% of the fee.



    Yes that's right, get the work done elsewhere and return it to the original tester, you may get a discount but you most likely will have to pay the full amount of a retest fee which is 50% of the cost of the initial test fee.
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