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If an MoT test is taen before the previous one runs out, does the new MoT run until the expiry of the original?
my mot is un til 9-11-10 but ive put car in on 26-10-10 and failed can i still drive car until the old one runs out on 9-11-10 or because it failed am i not allowed to drive it from my new test?
I have a smashed left fog light, can the car pass with broken fog lights?
No MOT, Fines??
My MOT has run out and my car failed the test. Itís in the garage getting fixed in order to pass. Will I get in trouble for not having a valid MOT, even though itís in the garage?
My car has a leaking power steering rack. Would that fail MOT?
My reversing light is not working but the bulb is ok - will this fail on an MOT
Using Car without MOT
The m.o.t. on my car ran out on the 16th october 2010.It failed the m.o.t. Iíve got the car booked in to a garage on the 20th of october to have the work done to the vehicle. Can i use the car in the meantime?
Refund on MOT
I have just sent my car for scrap and notified DVLA accordingly. Can I get a refund on my MOT fee for the unexpired period it covers (just over 3 months)?
Fines Through post
do you get an fine threw the post if your mot has run out but your car is on a drive
HOW LONG CAN I DRIVE MY CAR IF IT HAS FAILED ITS MOT
Does my spare tyre count
Retest at another Station
Can I get a retest done at a different test station?
Motorbike MOT Length
How long is a Motorcycle MOT certificate valid?
Early MOT Test
How soon before my current mot expires can I have it re-tested
MOT and TAX
My car will be 3 yrs old in the middle of October. Will I need an MOT certificate when I tax it at the end of September?
I have just bought a car that passed its mot on the 9/8/10 with an advisory that the disc were worn. After 20 miles the pads are non exsistant and discs are so worn that I feel the car is dangerous. The brakes grind like mad. Should the car have passed or not.
Airbags Not Working
if drivers airbag not working will vehicle fail m.o.t.
Old MOT after Failure
my car failed its mot this week on faulty exhaust bracket i have a mot on the car valid until 20september can i legally drive the car on this mot or does the recent failure override this
Getting MOT Abroard
I am currently abroad and my MOT is due, is there a possibility to do the MOT test abroad and/or can I do the MOT test when I am back (approx. 1 month after due date)? Thanks!
Motorbike out of MOT
my motorcycle is out of mot, am i legal to drive the bike down to the testing station or must I take it down on a trailer
is an inopperable power steering pump a failure
MOT Cost too Much
My last MOT cost me £125 and all I needed were new wiper blades, the rest was the MOT charge and labour. I donít remember ever having labour charges before, is this normal?
Does the speedometer come into the test
Can I have a british registered car MOTíd in Portugal
when is my bike eligible for its first mot it is a 07 plate
Iím currently in Italy for a long period with my car. Can I take an MOT equivalent here? Or do it remotely maybe? I know thereís something similar which is valid from Spain. Thanks in advance
Non UK MOT
Can I have a british registered car MOTíd in Portugal
Non UK MOT
Can I have a british registered car MOTíd in Portugal
How do I check my exhaust emissions level for my car Renault Megane Coupe 2000?
ive brught a car from a small dealear 2nd hand his put a yeas mot on it for me can i take it for another mot in another garage to make sure it safe case his mates passed it for him if it fails what can i do about it
No Power steering
I have a Fiat Punto and a few months ago the power steering just stopped working. Does this deem as unsafe? I am due for my MOT and if it will fail due to this, I will seek to fix it before.
can i drive to test station without mot
has the law not changed to four years old for a mot
Seat Belts and MOT
Can an mot cert. be granted on a car whose rear set belt cannot be tested due the presence of a child seat?
I have recently got a new car that waz used as a taxi and has an up to date PSV as i will not be using the car as a taxi what do i need to do? Thanks for your help.
MOT on Dangerous Vehicle
What can I do if my bike is found in a dangerous state after 3 weeks of having the MOT I rode the bike and almost crashed because I couldnít steer the bike correctly, I have had it inspected to find the steering head bearing and front wheel bearing totally shot
Retest Time Limits
When my MOT runs out, is there a time limit before I have to get it renewed? I cant afford to get the repairs done just now, so hoped to wait a month or two. OBVIOUSLY the car will not be driven in this time, until i am ready to take it to the test centre.
New Parts in Vehicle
my car is modified it has the following- > new engine, gearbox, back axle and fuel tank. Will it fail with the modifications? or will it be alright if everything is installed properly? Thanks.
Classic CAr MOT
Does a classic car need to have wing mirror to pass mot.
hi, my mot ran out yesterday but my test isnt til 2morrow, can i still drive my car until then?
Four Month Early MOT
Can I have an MOT done 4 months early as I will be out of the country for 6 months and the MOT runs out in September
Advisory Notice Fails on Retest
can they fail an advisory on a retest
ABS Not Working
our asb pump has failed so the asb fault light shows, our garage assures us that the brakes are safe but it will faile the MOT. Does it have to be failed when lder cars without abs will pass?
Different Garage Re-test
My car had failed mot, do i need to take it to the same garage for a re-test or can i go elsewhere for just a re-test?
Motorbike MOT Cost
how much does an MOT cost for a motorbike
MOT in France
If an car has a MOT done in France is it still vaild in the UK?
Insurance MOT None UK
We have a UK registered car at our house in Switzerland which needs an MOT in order to re-tax it. It just over 3 yrs old. Do we have to come back to the UK to do this? How does this effect our insurance if we have to drive it back? Is there an equivalent test to the MOT that could be done in neighbouring France?
velocity gaitor leakage
nearside front inner constant velocity gaitor leakage advice can it be dangerous
If I bought a car abroad (e.g. 2002 car from Republic of Ireland), how do I know when to MOT the car?
My daughter is in France sking at the moment. He MOT is due on 3rd Feb. can she get an MOT in France or does she have to travel back to UK. Is there a grace period or does the MOT have to be done before the due date
Expired MOT Foreign Travel
i live part of the year in Italy and i have a uk registered car, the MOT test is due early march however I have a problem the car is undergoing major repairs here in Italy having a complete engine rebuild and I am not sure I will be able to drive it back before the end of March. If I go straight to the mot test once I am back in the uk is that OK even if the test is then expired by almost a month?
No MOT on Public Roads
Can a car without MOT be parked on a public road?
MOT No TAX
My mot has expired. a mot station is offering motís at £27. This garage is approximately 20 miles from my home. Can I legally drive it without tax?
Is there a French equivelant to the MOT as I think I may need to register my camper as I will be out of the UK for more than 12 months?
my wheels are binding on will this pass mot
Garage Keeps Car
The only way that the garage can keep your car is if the garage see the car
as dangerous to drive, they can not keep it for any other reason. They canít
force you to get the work done at that garage either. The only problem if
you take it away from the garage is if there is free retest you are likely
to lose this, and have to pay full price for the MOT again
I am on a contract in Italy and are not due to return until March 2010, however my MOT on my BMW bike runs out Early January. Can I get it done by the BMW shop here ?
i have bought a second hand car on Aug 09 and the car company told me that the car has got MOT when i bought it but after 3 months I could not receive a mot certificate so i asked the company again recently but the staff told me to check first reg date which was MAY 06 but now is NOV 09 so the MOT has expired but i didnt know before will I being fined for expired mot? what should i do now?
do my reversing lights need to work (car)
My car is 4yeasr old in Feb so will need its first MOT. Will i be contacted regarding this or what step do i take next?
Sunstrips and MOT
Whats the MOT rules on Sunstrips?
Mot and Number Plates
is an mot dearer when you have personalised no plates
MOT and Abroard Driving
going to france in march 2010for 3 months mot runs out april, can i get it done in france and is it legal in uk. thank you
What to Bring for MOT
what do i need to bring for the m.o.t.
Does a van have to have a spare wheel to pass an MoT
Driving With No MOT
If my car runs out of mot today can i still drive it tomorrow
Selling Car to Dealer
can i sell my car to a dealer with only 2 days to go on my current mot ?
Driving with No MOT
My car failed its MOT today & the MOT expires tomorrow. However the necessary repairs cannot be made at the MOT Test Station until the day after that. Is it legal for me to drive the car home today & then back to the MOT test station the day after the current MOT has expired,without driving it in between times? What is the position regarding insurance cover? Thanks
how long should an mot take to complete
My car failed itís MOT on three grounds which I have had put right at another garage. I am taking it back for another check and am told will have to pay for a part test again. Is that correct?
Failed MOT I Can Still Drive!!
My car has failed its MOT today, I have a week left before my current MOT expires, am I allowed to use the car until the existing MOT expires or is it now deemed illegal to drive it??
Old Car Specs
i have a 1986 model car. Does it need to have repeater indicators fitted to the side of the vehicle to pass the MOT?
Indicator Light Hole
A front indicator has a cracka nd a hole in it of about the size of a 50p, it works fine but will this hole casue the mot failuire?
could you please tell me if a car would pass its MOT with a broken front passenger seat.there is 2 white pieces of plastic that the seat runs on it is an Avensis 2006 these have broken off
My car failed its MOT on the exhaust emissions. I took it to another garage to get the exhaust problem sorted out and they passed it first time with a low reading of 0.45. They told me the garage that initially failed the MOT should have provided a printout of the emissions as proof of the reason for failure. I have asked for the printout but they tell me the emissions were so high that they could not obtain a printout! Is this possible?
i have a small rust area on the floor of my swb transit van how near to a load bearing point does it need to be to require welding repair ?
Tax and Insurance
can i drive mot station with no mot and insurance and notax
Driving on old MOTs
If i take my car for its mot before the existing certificate runs out and it fails can i still drive it on the road up till the original runs out or does the failure overwrite the existing mot
Insurance and MOT
do i need insurance to get an m.o.t
My MOT is due in 2 days and a warning light has just come on indicating a issue with the airbag system, will the car still pass the MOT with the warning light for air bag on.
iv had mot done at local garage there failed it so took it to another garage and there said that the work my local garage said does not need doing.can this other garage do my mot now
I was charged £60 plus £20 retest for my Nissian Micra is this correct?????
If my car fails it MOT can I take it back to another garage for retest.
My rear wiper blade is split. Would that cause an MOT failure?
What are the regulations regarding spare wheels and tyres
Not Satisfied with MOT Outcome
Hi, I find out incorrect mileage on my recent MOT carried out by my local garage. MOT tester is refusing to change or replace the certificate. Actual mileage is 170k whereas it is reported only 52 k on the certificate. Further on line record shows that the tester had written Petrol instead of Diesel fuel. What can I do against the testing station and my garage?
my car failed an mot can i take to another?
4x4 brake tests.can permanent 4x4drives be tested on rollers?
is a small dent to the front bumper fails mot?
If I have normal tyres on a car that is supposed to have runflats as they doesnt have a spare tyre will it fail an MOT?
MY PASSENGER REAR DOOR DRVRS SIDE CENTRAL LOCKING FAILS TO OPEN NOW WILL THIS FAIL MY CAR IN AN MOT
i have contenental headlights on my mg zr from when i bought it in germany.will this fail me
my expiry date says 1/5/09 so can i drive it on this date or not? is it valid for that day?
What is the proceedure for having a MOT test on vehicles whilst in France from UK.
my car is modifyed it has the following-
> fullbody kit
> new front seats
> undercar neon lights
> new feet pedals
> racing steering wheel.
> will it fail with the modifications? or will it be alright if everything is installed properly!
Whats M O T abbreviation stands for?
Can I find out when my MOT is due if I have lost my certificate?
my indicators work but not the hazards will this pass on the mot
my srs light stays on will this fail the mot
i have a 50cc scooter, will this fail the mot if the speedo isent working and the front mudguard is missing?
My car was made in March 2006, and so is just turning three year old. Will I need an MOT this year or next year.
Have a 1965 vw van steering box is working fine but leaking fluid is this a failure. many thanks.
I have a rover 75 and when braking I can hear a popping noise.. the car drives fine and brakes ok.
i own a 1993 impreza classic import (turbo) does it have to have a cat fitted and can it be failed on emissions
My BMW 320D Touring has a rattly exhaust, its not leaking and the silencer works fine, but at idle the exhaust vibrates and rattles, will this fail the MOT?
Is the rear window wiper checked and have to be working
My tax disc runs out on 28 Feb; my 3 yr old car is due for its first MOT on 3 March. Presumably I can tax my car without the MOT, but must I then get the car tested on/before 3 March?
At what age does a car or minibus used as a taxi need an MOT?
do i need wings on my 1922 model t ford speedster for a mot
How to check mileage is it 37000 not (1)37000?Ford Escortís odemeter has got just five numbers.. Got m.o.t. from í04 when had 7000 miles,but nothing before.. Help me please,Thank you.
My wifesí Hyundai Getz has been failed on a front brake imbalance of 26%. The test was unobserved. There is not the slightest deviation to either side when the brakes are applied at any speed or force. Can we demand to see the test performed as we do not beleive the test result? The tester also daid the car should not be driven even thogh the current MOT has not expired.
i dont have an mot certificate from the last mot how do i find out when mine is due
My car is a 55 plate and was registered feburary 2006, not sure what date. When will it need to MOT it?
My car is registered 11.06,but the plate is 07. When do i get my m.o.t? 11.09 or 03.10
if i take my car to a testing station a month early, and it fails its MOT, will that render the old certificate invalid, or will it still be mot'd for that said month
can i drive to a mot station if pre booked without a current mot on my car
Watching your MOT
Can I watch an MOT vehicle inspection?
I have lost my MOT certificate, can I get a duplicate copy?
We have a truck that the driver has added a steering aid (knob) if this truck is sent for an MOT with it on will it pass or fail what is the windscreen regs for stickers and flags hanging.
Hi, Does my Horn on my car have to work to pass an MOT?
Which year was the MOT introduced
I have a hatchback and the rear windscreen wiper isn't working.
> Would that class as a failure? As saloons don't have rear ones. Is it a
> case of 'if it's there, it should be working?'
No Spare Wheel
Is a spare wheel needed to pass the MOT?
Am I notified by the VIA when my test date is due?
how many cars fail the test
Can I pass the MOT with the drivers side wiper only
If on a 1991 motorcycle the indicators are removed, will this
fail an MOT
My motor scooter is due for it's first MOT at the beginning of
December. I wont be using it untill the middle of next year. How long can
I leave the scooter with no MOT if I leave it locked in the garage
Japanese imported car doesn't have rear fog light
My Honda Prelude (1996) import does not have a rear fog light. I
cannot tell if it has been removed or if it was never included as part of
the standard spec. There is no sign of a switch to control a fog light. Do
i require one therefor in order to pass a Mot test?
MOT test on a rear
Question: My wifes Toyota Corolla estate has failed the MOT test on a rear
brake imbalance one wheel 180 n/m one wheel 220 n/m does the brake
imbalance apply to rear brakes (one mot test station says not
I brought my car from France and I need an MOT
I brought my car from France and I need an MOT to get new UK registration
number and plates. Do I have anything special to carry out in this MOT and how much will it
We are taking our car abroad this summer, do we have to take the MOT certificate and log book with us?
I have heard a friend recommending a Ďpre-MOTí test, surely this is just paying for the same items to be checked twice?
My parking brake lever travels 4 or 5 notches before it is fully engaged, a friend told me it must not be more than 3 notches or it will fail, is this true?
My carís suspension is working well enough but there is a noise which, I suspect, is a rear wheel bearing. Does the MOT test cover such noises
Indicators American import
My car is an American import with the indicators flashing red in the rear lights. I have yet to register in the U.K. for the M.O.T.Test, are these lights acceptable here
My SILENCER has been 'bored-out' by a previous boy-racer owner - It makes my modest Vauxhall Corsa sound like an AC Cobra on heat! I'm worried about its first MOT, which is due next month; do I need to get a new one?
Belt eating dog
My dog, unfortunately, chews the SEATBELTS in the rear of my car with the result that they are badly frayed, but they still work, will this necessarily fail the MOT?
I bought a new TYRE whilst abroad on holiday recently and I notice it does not show the size of the tyre on the wall - Will this affect the MOT test?
The BRAKES on my front wheels pull very slightly to the left when applied in emergency, at other times it is not noticeable. Will this imbalance automatically fail the Test?
My HEADLAMP lens has a professional repair and it has not affected the beam, will this fail the MOT: I cannot get a new lens, as they are no longer available.
I own a Ďgrey importí manufactured in 1998 but not imported to the UK until 2001. Is the MOT test due from the third anniversary of registration in the UK or original manufacture and delivery abroad.
My new car is not yet registered in my name
My new (second-hand) car is not yet registered in my name and the log book (V.5) is still with Swansea: Can I test the car?
New exhaust problem
My exhaust developed a ďpin holeĒ and I am in dispute at present with the exhaust centre that fitted same: My MOT test is due shortly, must I delay the test until a new system is fitted?
I require further information on Headlights
I require further information on the minimum throw required from dipped and
full beam head lights if there is such a constraint made upon vehicles in
the UK. Additionally is there a maximum throw allowed to avoid dazzling?
My wifeís 1982 Mini has ďspongyĒ brakes but the car seems to stop well enough with a little pumping. Will this automatically fail the MOT? A major repair would cost us more than the car is worth!
My car, a Renault Twingo, is LHD and previously registered in Spain. I have fitted AA approved masks to the headlamps to stop glare from the dipped beam, will they be acceptable for the MOT?
BMW Boot lock
The lock on the boot of my BMW 3-series is really hard to undo, would this problem fail an MOT?
I am going to live in France for three months during which time the MOT will expire. Is it possible to have the test carried out in France?
Hazard warning lights
I have a 1985 car fitted with hazard warning lights but they are temperamental and despite my garageís attempts to fix them, they do not always work. If I explain the position to the examiner, and the fact that prior to 1986 a hazard warning device was not required by regulation, could they be exempt from the MOT test?
Child Proof Locks
The Ďchild-proofí lock on one of the rear doors of my estate car is faulty and I cannot always open the door from the inside, if this happens on the MOT test, will it fail?
Does an agricultural tractor used primarily off road with occasional on road use need an MOT
Out of date MOT
My MOT ran out on 26th May, my test is booked for 5th June, which is the first available appointment at my normal garage due to the long weekend. How I do I stand with regards to driving my car in the meantime
Is it possible to have your car MOT on the continent
The lock on the boot of my Ford Fiesta is really hard to undo, would this
problem fail an MOT?
Where to complain about cost of MOT work carried out
Can a vehicle fail the MOT Test having amber sidelights
What does the MOT cover
Lost or Damaged MOT Certificates
When was the MOT Test introduced
Would a broken wing mirror cause you to fail the MOT
Would a worn spare wheel tyre cause you to fail the MOT
What do the catagories mean when a car is written off?? Specifically group D
I have been looking around for a motor caravan to replace the old family jalopy, do these require any special commercial M.O.T. testing ?
My 1996 Mondeo needs new shock absorbers at the rear and my local Ford garage has quoted £150 - This seems very expensive, is there a safe alternative ?
My 1972 Mini Mayfair is due for itís M.O.T. Test next month and Iím sure that the sub-frame is rotten. Does the Test cover this and how much will it cost to fix ?