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    Default untaxed and no mot

    At the end of may my vehicles tax run out and my mot also expired I took it for an mot but it failed I have it book in today for some work to be done and an mot can I drive it to the garage

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    So long as you are driving it to a pre-booked appointment for an MOT you are OK.

    "If your MOT has expired
    You canít drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has expired. You could be prosecuted if caught.

    The only exception is if youíve already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre."


    https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot

    I should add that you must have valid insurance. The lack of an MOT does not invalidate your MOT, but if it expired while the car was off the road, you will need to renew it first.

    Edit: If it fails again, you are not allowed to drive it home.
    Last edited by Santa; 11-06-14 at 12:17.

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    Is the car insured?

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    If I were you, I would ask the MOT garage to come and collect the car for you. Then they could use trade plates and use THEIR Insurance Policy.

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    Trade plates do not cover no MOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hometune View Post
    Trade plates do not cover no MOT.
    Yeah - I was going to say that, but it is Dennis. Of course they would be OK if it was booked in for the MOT, and it's a way round the problem if your insurance runs out at the same time as the MOT and you can't renew it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hometune View Post
    Trade plates do not cover no MOT.
    Trade Plates could cover the fact of NO Road Tax though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis W View Post
    Trade Plates could cover the fact of NO Road Tax though.
    As I have said twice already, a car being taken to an appointment for an MOT is exempt from needing Road Tax, or more correctly Vehicle Excise Duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    As I have said twice already, a car being taken to an appointment for an MOT is exempt from needing Road Tax, or more correctly Vehicle Excise Duty.
    Are You absolutely sure of that piece of detail?

    Were do the regulations permit that, please?

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    I do hope that "fiesta1983" returns to let us know whether his car eventually passed its MOT.

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