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MOT Expiry

Q   We are away when the MOT is due, but due back one day after it has expired, is there any give and take on this

Name: Louise Morgan-Turner Town: Drighlington


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There is no time allowed on the renewal date but you can renew your MOT any time in the month before it is due and still have the same original renewal date the the following year


 

MOT Expiry

Q   If the MOT expires on the 5 of March. Can it still be driven on the 5 of March

Name: jo Town: stevenage


A  
The MOT is valid till midnight on the day of expiry


 

Wing Mirrors

Q   Faulty Interior Control For Wing Mirrors. br brThe control that operates the adjustment for wing mirrors in the car does not work. br brThey can be manually adjusted on the exterior. br brShould this be fine for an MOT inspection

Name: JAMES Town: LEEDS


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As long as there is a clear view of the vehicle it is acceptable for mirrors to be manually adjusted


 

Oil Light

Q   will my car fail mot if my oil light is permanantly on

Name: lesley Town: walsall


A  
The engine is not part of the test oil engine light also not part of the test not a reason for failure




 

Check MOT History

Q   I was wondering if its possible to obtain all previous mots for my car. I only have the valid 1. And would like to obtain as many previous ones as possible. To verify mileage and history of my car. Thanks

Name: Mark Town: Manchester


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You can check online

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No Registered computer MOT

Q   I had a direct debit set up to tax my car in February but it refused as there is no record of a MOT Test Certificate. Certificate No 16635598 for my MERCEDES: br brLS06 OTB tested in Lisburn Centre. brI think problem might be in 0 and O This is seriously affecting my direct debit. I had to go to Post Office to get it taxed and they also had not mot on their system. Please assist me on this matter. Mabel HannaHowever I have 1 date of issue 28th June 2016 expiry 27th June 2017

Name: Mabel Hanna Town: Ballynahinch


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You need to contact the DVSA it is not uncommon to have glitches on the computer system sometimes when the tester transmits the information there is a breakdown in the system this does not affect the printing of the certificate because the information is held on the garage computer but the main computer may not have received the information you can contact the DVSA to rectify the error

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Q   My car was mot it oct2016, just checked online as Im selling the vehicle and it says no mot Whos fault is that when I have a stamp saying its been done

Name: Kay Town: Huddersfield


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You need to contact the DVSA it is not uncommon to have glitches on the computer system sometimes when the tester transmits the information there is a breakdown in the system this does not affect the printing of the certificate because the information is held on the garage computer but the main computer may not have received the information you can contact the DVSA to rectify the error

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Retained Vehicle

Q   My car failed M.O.T. and garage wont return it after 2 weeks. Said theyre waiting for part to repair. Is this legal Can I insist on return

Name: Mr Gordon Waugh Town: Eastleigh


A  
There may be a number of reasons for retention the part that they have removed makes the car inoperable or unsafe but if they will not release your vehicle ask them the reason why then you can take it up with the DVSA

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MOT expiry

Q   How many days grace do you get if your car fails its mot

Name: Andy smith Town: Gloucester


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There is no allowance given cars must be tested on or before the expiry date


 

Retest Charge

Q   My car failed its MOT and I took it away from the garage to do my own repairs. I tried to book the car in for retest after a eight day period but the garage has told me that they cant book me in for retest untill 12 days after the original MOT. Will I have to pay for a full MOT test due to my garage being too busy to do the retest

Name: Andy Watters Town: Bicester


A  
If the failure to retest within the allotted time is due to the garage not being able to retest you then you should expect the garage to make an allowance this is up to the discretion of the garage

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Northern Ireland Test

Q   is an nitest valid in england

Name: david flint Town: rochdale


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Yes


 

13 Month MOT

Q   I am going on holiday on the 17th feb for 8wks my mot is up on 16th March can I mot it on the 16th February and get my 13 months as its a day earlier than stated should be the 17th February

Name: Mick kelly Town: Birmingham


A  
Earliest date you can get an MOT An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month minus a day before it runs out and keep the same renewal date. Example If your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April. You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different.


 

MOT expiry date

Q   Is it legal to drive and have a valid MOT on the expiry date shown on the certificate

Name: Rob Town: Nottingham


A  
An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate


 

No Sorn

Q   My mot run out in Jan I sent a letter for sorn but dvla say it never got it 6 mouth later I see payment still coming g out and stop the direct debit. Then get a letter system I have to pay the last 5 mouth are get a fixs fine but it no mot brI getting told I have to pay for a car not mot

Name: stephen shaw Town: Uk


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A SORN only applies if you keep your car off the public highway even if you have a SORN and the car is parked on the road you are liable for a fixed penalty if you are keeping the car off the road then you can apply online for a SORN you can appeal against a fixed penalty notice

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Different Tyres

Q   Buying a car from a garage and it has one winter tyre on front Is this right

Name: Christina Townsend Town: Tamworth


A  
The manual states the car will fail the test if One tyre is of a different type of structure from another tyre on the same axle so you would fail


 

MOT insurance

Q   my mot is due soon,car needs costly repairs and is currently in my garage,it has tax for 3 months and is insured,i am currently driving my mums car,can i still legally do this when my mot runs out,will my insurance still be valid

Name: daryl conn Town: gateshead


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The MOT does not have any connection with your insurance other than both are required to tax your car so your insurance is valid as long as it is current


 

Side lights

Q   on a mot do your side lights have to work with the ignition off

Name: Mark Town: Leighton buzzard


A  
Side lights must work with the ignition off otherwise the car will fail the test


 

Wrong area of information

Q   Hello , Im researching an 1800s company that supplied parts to watchmakers named HR Quick Fit and wondering if this company is an affiliate to your company today. br Heres a link to an ebay HR Quick Fit item: http://www.ebay.com/itm/332112384954ulnoapptrue br brIf indeed theres an affiliation between these companies could you please send any historical knowledge or links to me in regards to the HR Quick Fit company. brThank you very much, br Fritts br br

Name: William Fritts Town: Delaware , USA


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Sorry cannot help only try to answer questions on MOT tests on cars in the UK


 

Sorn

Q   My car is in for mot retest but will not be ready in time to tax by 31.1.17. As it is at the centre awaiting retest, do I have to apply for sorn notice

Name: E. Brown Town: Redditch


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You need to make a SORN Statutory Off Road Notification when you take a vehicle off the road and you want to stop taxing and insuring it.


 

Airbag light on

Q   Is the airbag light an test failiure

Name: Gary podmore Town: Rotherham


A  
No this is not a failure

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