Question: How Do I Preserve My MOT Date?

What happens if police stop you with no MOT?

What happens if I’m caught driving without an MOT.

If you’re stopped by the police and asked for a copy of your valid MOT, not being able to show one can have serious consequences.

You could be fined up to £2,500 if your van is in a dangerous condition and given 3 points on your driving licence per fault..

Are garages open in lockdown?

Absolutely. Garages are deemed to be an essential business, so they’ll be staying open during the lockdown to keep vehicles safe and the country running as best as possible. Garages, MOT centres and the service departments of car dealerships are covered by this decision.

What happens if you forget to MOT your car?

Driving your vehicle on the road without a valid MOT could invalidate your insurance if you were to have an accident. You could also be risking driving an unsafe vehicle. Equally, any car that fails its MOT will now be classified as ‘dangerous’ until all work is completed and the car is retested.

How much does an MOT cost?

MOT costsVehicle classMaximum MOT fee3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£37.803-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)4£54.85Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)4£54.85Motor caravans4£54.8517 more rows

What do I do if my MOT has expired?

If your MOT has expired then you need to get the car booked in for a fresh test and not drive it until the test has been completed. Remember that you are allowed to drive the car to a pre-booked test appointment.

Can you change the date of your MOT?

You can get an MOT earlier, but the renewal date for the following year will change to one year (minus a day) from the date the vehicle last passed its MOT. … However, you take your vehicle for its MOT on 14 April and it passes. This means that the MOT expiry date changes to 13 April the following year.

Can the police tell if your MOT has expired?

It’s called ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition. The police can tell that the car registered to that numberplate has a valid MOT, insurance, and much more.

How long after your MOT expires Can you drive?

12 monthIf your car fails its MOT, you can only drive it if the previous year’s MOT is still valid (i.e. the test took place on a date earlier than last year’s). MOTs can be done anytime within the 12 month period before the existing MOT expires.

Can you tax a car without MOT?

Without a valid MOT certificate, you won’t be able to renew your annual road tax and more importantly, you will be driving your car illegally.

Can I get my first MOT done early?

However, that MOT test must be conducted no later than the vehicle’s 3rd year from date of registration. … It is also possible to MOT your car early, before the end of the 3 years. You can have your MOT test up to one month (minus a day) before the MOT test is due.

Do you get 14 days grace for an MOT?

It is assumed by many people that they have 14 days ‘grace’ after their MOT test Certificate expires to obtain a renewal – This is not the case. However, the MOT test regulations do make the provision for early testing by up to a calendar month to ease the renwal process.