Can I Drive The Day My MOT Expires?

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 have no MOT?

Simply driving without an MOT will not get you any points on your driving licence. However, without an MOT test, you don’t know whether your vehicle is roadworthy.

Can cameras catch you with no MOT?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are everywhere, both in police cars and on the roadside, and they’ll cross-check your registration with the national database so that they can immediately tell when your vehicle doesn’t have a valid MOT certificate or road tax.

Can you tax a car without MOT certificate?

Yes- though you’ll need your DVLA reminder (V11) or your Registration Certificate (V5C) plus a valid MOT, a (V62) is also available at any Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. Find a local branch that can sort out vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.

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 drive a car without MOT to the garage?

The simple answer is, no. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you’re on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment.

Is an MOT valid on the day it expires?

Hi Emily, the MOT is valid up to midnight on the expiry date.

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.

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.

What should 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 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.

Can I drive my car home after a failed MOT?

If your vehicle fails its MOT before your old MOT certificate expires: You can’t drive it with dangerous faults. These need to be repaired first. … You can drive your vehicle with a major fault if your old MOT is still valid, because you took your vehicle in for an MOT early.