mot test due soon quick question

I the good old days if you took the car in early for a test and it failed you still could rely on the balance of the old test is this still the case ? or is it now with these electronic ones once it's failed its failed??
 

frank

Club Member
i think it depends what it fails on matt, i took mine in early and it was post dated :) (13 months mot)
 

Arnold

www.alanarnold.co.uk
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I the good old days if you took the car in early for a test and it failed you still could rely on the balance of the old test is this still the case ? or is it now with these electronic ones once it's failed its failed??

I've heard if it fails, then it fails. I can't see why they would be flexible depending on what it failed on. Let us know the outcome
 
I the good old days if you took the car in early for a test and it failed you still could rely on the balance of the old test is this still the case ? or is it now with these electronic ones once it's failed its failed??

Interesting question. Mine is also due and I'll also be taking it in early for the test. I'll be interested in the answer too.
 

frank

Club Member
you,re probably legal to drive it home or somewhere for repair, but not commute in it tho, i guess the station has to warn you of driving it home if its in a dangerous state
 
ive driven away from evey failed MOT i ever had. you still have to be within your last mot though.
one garage tried to stop me driving off saying it was illegal, until i called police who said i was free to go. they tried to take the keys out of the ignition when i was leaving, hence calling the police.

Like Frank says, they said i could drive it home or to another garage, but if i was found driving it other than that or back to a test center then its illegal.

this particular garage has gone out of business now...... hmmmm
 
The point of the thread is about a car failing an MOT but with up to one month's MOT left to run. Does the new MOT fail over-ride the current MOT?
 

Arnold

www.alanarnold.co.uk
Moderator
An MOT certificate is valid for 12 months. However, of your vehicle fails the test within this period and you do not rectify the problem, then technically you are driving an unroadworthy vehicle and if stopped, subject to a £2500 fine and 3 points. However, once the problem is rectified, then the original MOT certificate is still valid and you do not need to have the car retested.
 
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