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2008/08/04 22:17:00 (permalink)

how long after MOT expires to get it done?

as per title, just realised MOT is up tomorrow do i have a few days or is it just a case of get it done tomorrow no matter what?

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/04 22:21:33 (permalink)
    Once is up your illegal buddy ,better get done tomorrow!
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/04 22:28:29 (permalink)
    You have to get it done asap but i think you can get away with it if you have it booked ,for example your run out tomo but ring up and get booked for Thursday as long as you have a confirmed booking should be ok

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/04 22:47:43 (permalink)
    Your not allowed to drive everywhere because you have a MOT booked. Your only allowed to drive it to the MOT station without an MOT. If you get caught anywhere else youll get ****ed.
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 00:18:25 (permalink)
    I have just been 6 weeks without MOT , a month was by accident because I never realised it was up (my first year owning a car) and then 2 weeks after it failed until I got it sorted and passed.

    I drove round as normal even when it had failed (got brake light replaced asap but had a wait on exhaust parts) , I thought to myself I hadn't been pulled in 18months of driving why would I now?

    But, you can only legally drive to the MOT test center without an MOT
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 00:20:13 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Reg*
    I thought to myself I hadn't been pulled in 18months of driving why would I now?


    It only takes a couple of moments to radio in and do an MOT check mate, if a car was behind you on the road and decided to do a check you'd be screwed!
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 00:27:23 (permalink)
    I know that but I don't drive like a pr1ck or anything so the chances are slim. I don't regret going so long as im selling the car next month and it will have an extra 6 weeks MOT compared to if I had got it done before
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 00:34:55 (permalink)
    In legal terms you are probably driving without insurance as your policy will be void.
    In reality ive done in loads of time without even realising. Back in my younger years i had many a producer when i didnt have an mot so i just got an mot done the day after getting pulled. I just explained that i couldnt find the original and thought it better to get a fresh one rather than trying to get a copy done. I never had any problems doing this, they seem more interested in tax and insurance imo.
    This was all before the computer data systems they use now though so it may have changed.
    Coincidentally, i just tried to tax my car today and noticed that the mot ran out last week so its booked in for a test tomorrow and ill tax it on the way back.

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 08:43:01 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Reg*

    I know that but I don't drive like a pr1ck or anything so the chances are slim.



    Don't agree, if a cop car was behind you there is a strong chance they may run a quick check, only takes a matter of seconds to check if all your documents aren't in order.

    Also, you don't have to be the one driving like a pr1ck, someone could pull out into your pathway or could take your eye of the wheel and go into the back of someone then you are really fcuked.

    Just not worth it IMO.


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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 10:06:19 (permalink)
    its is illegal to drive without it unless you have it booked nto a garage then you can legally drive to the garage.iirc if it fails its illegal to dive it home

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 10:38:44 (permalink)
    If you think you won't get caught, they you have to hope you don't live in an area with ANPR (Automatic Numberplate Recognition) cameras. If you do, then the Police don't even have to radio in to check. If you drive past their system, they'll be alerted. Expect to get a producer, get a penalty notice for driving without an MOT, and possibly to have your car confiscated.

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 11:04:06 (permalink)
    Out of curiosity, for those who have said that police can check your cars MOT and if caught without one, youd in the sh1tters, how reliable is your information?

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 11:42:24 (permalink)
    You get a 13 month MOT now. i.e. you can book a up to a month before its due and the MOT centre will still issue the certificate for 12 months to expire on the date your old one would have expired so you do not lose out. This was an incentive so no excuse for it to run out.

    As MOT's are held electronically now and linked you do not have to be stopped for the Police to know your vehicle is not MOT'd. I would get done today as plenty that offer a drive up service e.g. Quickfit

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 11:47:41 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Reg*

    I know that but I don't drive like a pr1ck or anything so the chances are slim.

    You don't have to drive like a prick for the ANPR system to pick you up happily driving down the road
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 12:14:11 (permalink)
    ok my MOT runs out today,the 5th, does this mean i can still drive it today?
    or is it already expired?

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 12:45:41 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Desmo


    ORIGINAL: Reg*

    I know that but I don't drive like a pr1ck or anything so the chances are slim.

    You don't have to drive like a prick for the ANPR system to pick you up happily driving down the road


    I guess they can't have many of these systems in Cardiff then.
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 12:48:35 (permalink)
    if it runs out today then you can drive it up until the clock strikes midnight tonight

    after that it is illegal to drive the car on a public road
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 12:48:57 (permalink)
    Assuming you don't get pulled over, you can get away with it up until you need to renew your road tax, in which case an MOT is needed.
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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 12:49:04 (permalink)
    you have to take it in for a test today to be able to drive anywhere as of tomorrow....unless its to a MOT test facility.

    insurance will be void as of 0:00am as the car should not be on the road without a valid MOT (unless going to a MOT test facility)

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    RE: how long after MOT expires to get it done? 2008/08/05 13:00:01 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Incredible Bulk

    you have to take it in for a test today to be able to drive anywhere as of tomorrow....unless its to a MOT test facility.

    insurance will be void as of 0:00am as the car should not be on the road without a valid MOT (unless going to a MOT test facility)




    ok basically need the car today and it appears its valid to drive until midnight, i have an MOT booked in thursday and wont drive it again till i take it there. im not up for driving around without an MOT, thats why im asking as i want to get it right, so it will be in my driveway till thursday.

    thanks for the advice.

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