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When Should I Get an MOT?

by Metthew Short Auto Save MOT Centre

If you're lucky enough to own a brand-new vehicle, you may rest easy knowing that an MOT is not necessary until the vehicle is three years old. Your initial test must be primarily planned for the day your car gets registered, and you must test it again every year on the anniversary of your previous test.

You must get your automobile an MOT Luton each year if it is more than three years old.

Up to one month (minus one day), before it is due, you can schedule your MOT test here and preserve the original renewal date. If your MOT is due, for instance, on June 15th, you can schedule your test for May 16th and preserve the same renewal date.

How to determine the MOT's due date

Don't panic if you're not sure when your MOT is due. It's quite simple to check! Visit the Direct.gov website, where you will get prompted to enter your registration number. Enter this here, double-check the information to make sure it's the appropriate vehicle, and presto! It will also inform you of the date when your vehicle tax expires, making this a useful tool to have.

Is driving permitted without an MOT?

No, to put it simply. When driving to a previously scheduled MOT test, you are the only person who may operate a vehicle without a current MOT certificate. You cannot renew your vehicle tax without an MOT if your tax has already expired.

Keep in mind that you risk receiving a £1000 punishment if the vehicle is not actually taken off the road.

What exactly does an MOT test check?

The items that were all examined during an MOT test are as follows.

  •  Lights
  • Horn
  •  Battery
  • Electrical Wiring
  •  Cars with a Tow Bar
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  •  Tyres and Road Wheels
  • Seat Belts
  • Body
  • Registration Plates
  • VIN

Speedometer:

  • Exhaust System
  • Emissions
  • Mirrors and Wipers
  •  Windscreens

How much time does an MOT require?

An MOT typically takes 40 to 50 minutes to complete. If it passes, you can continue travelling without worrying about keeping it secure because your MOT certificate

Your service advisor at the garage will be able to offer you an estimate if there are repairs that are usually required before your car can pass. Fortunately, we can complete repairs on the same day most of the time, and if you need to leave right away, you can use any of our courtesy cars for no additional charge.

If your MOT failed, can you still drive?

Yes, but only if your present MOT certificate is still valid. You could travel to another shop to get your repairs made, but after your present MOT certificate expires, you won't be able to drive on the road. You risk getting into trouble if you keep driving your automobile after the MOT has failed. Police can check a car's insurance, MOT, and tax using ANPR technology.

What happens if you forget to get your MOT?

You are not legally permitted to operate your car on the road if your MOT certificate has expired. In addition to this, if you drive without an MOT, your insurance coverage will be void and your insurers won't pay for any accidents.

Does my insurance still work without an MOT?

No, without an MOT, your insurance is not valid. It makes no difference how long you have been a customer of this insurer or how much time is remaining on your policy. Your insurance is immediately void as soon as the MOT expires.

What should you bring for the MOT test?

Make sure you take your car's V5C logbook with you if you're taking it in for its first-ever MOT or the first MOT after changing the registration plates. It's simple to get a different MOT; just bring your car! If you'd like, you can bring your old MOT certificate with you, but since Car Service Luton will have access to it if necessary, all MOT records are now kept on an online database.

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Created on Aug 23rd 2022 04:08. Viewed 267 times.

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