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As most vehicle owners know, the government has extended the M.O.T. by six months, should your's expire. Mine expired in April. There are two garages that have now opened in my area, who do M.O.T.'s but they have not got good reputations. The one I've used for the past 9 years is still closed. Am I still allowed to drive my vehicle with an expired M.O.T.?

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Have a look on mot check and it will tell you the new expiry date. One of the vans ran out on the 3rd of april its now the 3rd of october. The other van runs out on the 27th of this month and it hasnt changed. One of our 7.5 tonners runs out this month and i havent a clue what will happen with that as there was a 3 month wait and you can only book 3 months ahead!

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Still 6months extension applies you don't have to go for a test paper. 

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10 minutes ago, bluesj said:

Have a look on mot check and it will tell you the new expiry date. One of the vans ran out on the 3rd of april its now the 3rd of october. The other van runs out on the 27th of this month and it hasnt changed. One of our 7.5 tonners runs out this month and i havent a clue what will happen with that as there was a 3 month wait and you can only book 3 months ahead!

Thanks

8 minutes ago, B725 said:

Still 6months extension applies you don't have to go for a test paper. 

Thanks

3 minutes ago, steve_b_wales said:

Thanks

Thanks

UPDATE:

I've just checked online and my M.O.T. is valid for six months from the expiry date. 😊

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A friend who is a MOT tester is concerned that if everybody waits until October there won't be enough capacity to do them all.

I was looking to buy a car that was claimed to have an MOT until October. When I checked it turned out the MOT had really expired but the 6 month extension took it until October.

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Interesting to see if the insurance company’s play ball with this, they don’t usually miss a trick to not pay up.

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As I understand it, you are allowed to drive your vehicle with MOT expired, to a booked MOT appointment only. Your test examiner should be able to confirm this.

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47 minutes ago, Flyboy1950 said:

As I understand it, you are allowed to drive your vehicle with MOT expired, to a booked MOT appointment only. Your test examiner should be able to confirm this.

FB


They have given everyone an extra 6 months due to Covid as the MOT garages are closed. 

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The question was "can I drive with an expired MOT". We all know about the extension given, but that wasn't the question was it.

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Just now, Lloyd90 said:


They have given everyone an extra 6 months due to Covid as the MOT garages are closed. 

The mot station's have never closed, I took my Freelander last week it now has 13months mot no advisories. The guy there was saying a lot of people are just using the extension as an excuse not to have it done. The guy before me was fuming as they failed his car as one of the tyres was worn down to the metal braiding.

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6 minutes ago, Flyboy1950 said:

The question was "can I drive with an expired MOT". We all know about the extension given, but that wasn't the question was it.

FB


But it is what he was referring to was it not? No need to go all “Well technically...”. 

6 minutes ago, B725 said:

The mot station's have never closed, I took my Freelander last week it now has 13months mot no advisories. The guy there was saying a lot of people are just using the extension as an excuse not to have it done. The guy before me was fuming as they failed his car as one of the tyres was worn down to the metal braiding.


What did he expect?

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Don't know Lloyd it was an expensive Audi convertible so I assume the tyres are going to be a lot of money, a lot of people buy fancy car's but dont like the big bill's that go with them.

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4 hours ago, B725 said:

The mot station's have never closed, I took my Freelander last week it now has 13months mot no advisories. The guy there was saying a lot of people are just using the extension as an excuse not to have it done. The guy before me was fuming as they failed his car as one of the tyres was worn down to the metal braiding.

Maybe in your area, mine certainly did.

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1 hour ago, Luckyshot said:

Maybe in your area, mine certainly did.

Plenty open in Peterborough!

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7 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Plenty open in Peterborough!

Yes my regular garage is open now, but it was shut for 8 weeks.

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45 minutes ago, Luckyshot said:

Yes my regular garage is open now, but it was shut for 8 weeks.

Frank's Auto's have been open all along doing sterling work.

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on august the 1st i think they are stopping it,so if your mot runs out in july you get the 6 months put on.

 

Edited by mossy835

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If at all possible take your vehicle for MOT to a franchised dealer for your vehicle brand that has an MOT station (some garages sub-contract the work to a 3rd party, avoid these)

Why?

1) The MOT tester will likely be a time-served apprentice and understand what is normal/acceptable for your vehicle because they have experience.

2) If something fails it maybe a known issue with manufacturer support.

3) Franchised dealers are rarely 'looking for work' as routine servicing of newer stuff is easy money/easily scheduled

 

 

 

 

Edited by Cosmicblue

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19 hours ago, Cosmicblue said:

If at all possible take your vehicle for MOT to a franchised dealer for your vehicle brand that has an MOT station (some garages sub-contract the work to a 3rd party, avoid these)

Why?

1) The MOT tester will likely be a time-served apprentice and understand what is normal/acceptable for your vehicle because they have experience.

2) If something fails it maybe a known issue with manufacturer support.

3) Franchised dealers are rarely 'looking for work' as routine servicing of newer stuff is easy money/easily scheduled

 

 

 

 

Sorry pal that advice is rubbish .

 

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Had a testing station/garage for 20 years  tested cars for over thirty years all stations and examiners  are overseen by the vehicle inspectorate who make sure testing is delivered to the correct standard no matter who owns the garage .

The investment needed to become a testing station is no small beer and the majority don't play hard and fast with the rules the threat of fines prison sentences  and cancelling the authority to test is a great leveller in the way M.O.T.'S are carried out. 

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