Your Questions Answered

Search Questions

Have a Question? Ask it here

Search Most popular question categories

    Mirrors
    Airbags
    Tyres
lapsed MOT
    Name: Anil Town: Hayes
 
Q
I was driving and had an accident. Its difficult to derive who was at fault. But, later I realised that the MOT of the other car had expired one week back. Will the other driver be totally responsible.
A
It would depend on the condition of the vehicle you can fail if your wipers are not working or if there is a bulb out the main factor is if the car is not roadworthy but still the onus of proof is who was at fault depends on the evidence
Number Plate change
    Name: steve Town: bamburgh
 
Q
if I change my number plate do I need a new MOT
A
Providing it conforms to current regulations no
Kill Switch
    Name: Pab Town: Burton on Trent P
 
Q
Do motorbikes need a kill switch for mot
A
Kill Switch is not part of the test
Indicator Lights
    Name: Doug Town: Surbiton
 
Q
Are the indicators checked with engine running
A
the manual states that it may be necessary to run the engine when checking the flashing rate.
Motocycle indicators
    Name: Mark Thorne Town: Richmond
 
Q
Hi, I have an American imported motorcycle. The front indicators glow Amber as a running light all the time, and function normally as a flashing Amber indicator when operated for turning. Would this pass a UK MOT test?
A
Providing the indicators are clear enough to be recognized or identified as different it will pass
Brake Light
    Name: Tom Donovan Town: St asaph
 
Q
i have a bike i want MOT, i want to fit a brake light to it but it has no front light will it pass or do you need both?
A
If you are going to use the bike on the public roads then all lights must be fitted and working all information can be found on the manual http://www.ukmot.com/bike-1-1.asp#Text_top
Late MOT
    Name: Penny Town: Bristol
 
Q
I have a motorbike that is in my garage and no intention of riding it until the summer the first MOT is due this month can I leave the MOT until the summer if it is not getting ridden?
A
You do not have to MOT your bike if it is not being used on the public roads the new MOT will run for 12 months from the date of the test
CV Gator
    Name: howells Town: gloucester
 
Q
what is cv gator am told mine has a pinhole should I be concerned
A
You should pass The manual states A constant velocity joint gaiter missing or excessively damaged, deteriorated or insecure to the extent that it would no longer prevent the ingress of dirt etc. b. a drive shaft constant velocity joint excessively worn or insecure c. a drive shaft coupling excessively worn or insecure d. a drive shaft flexible rubber or fabric coupling unit severely cracked or breaking up e. a drive shaft flexible rubber or fabric coupling softened by oil contamination, insecure or fouling any other part of the vehicle.
Mot Time limit
    Name: Peter Town: Southampton
 
Q
My car is three years old on 2/3/2016 I have it booked in for its first MOT 22/2/2016. Will the MOT run from 2/3/2016 or 22/2/2016?
A
Your car MOT be valid from the 2 march 2016
Missed MOT appointment
    Name: j Gallagher Town: Londonderry
 
Q
I missed my appointment i had booked on line but never recieved an e-mail can i recover costs
A
Depends on the garage if they could have filled your appointment they can claim they have incurred a loss unless they have said they will inform you by email and have not then you have a claim
    Name: Yvonne miskell Town: Dundee
 
Q
How do I find an MOT CENTRE FROM THE NUMBER ON THE CERTIFICATE? Their name is not on it and I have a query
Test centre number 555944123369
A
You can check on the following webpage just follow the instructions https://www.gov.uk/replacing-lost-damaged-mot-certificate
New Tyres
    Name: Sarah Town: Worcester
 
Q
I think my car may need new tyres, it is also due for an MOT. Should I get the new tyres before the MOT or wait?
A
Your car can fail on worn tyres if they are getting near their renewal it is better to replace the worn ones before the test
Mot Appointment
    Name: tom Town: north shields
 
Q
my mot has ran out can i drive the car to get the tyres before i go to the mot center
A
Providing you make an appointment on the same day you will be able to drive
Motorcycle rear fender
    Name: Bartosz Town: Wiveliscombea
 
Q
Do I need a rear fender on a motorcycle? (Mudguard is there, but there is a rear metal fender that sits underneath it, it is mounted with the same bolts as the mudguard?)
A
Rear fender is not part of the test
Car not on Mot Database
    Name: Bob C Town: Leicester
 
Q
Why my car is not on the mot data base?
A
There has been a few errors recently wrong renewal dates being one of them the system appears to have been upgraded so you can expect glitches
Mot Emissions
    Name: Philip Mason Town: Cheltenham
 
Q
What emissions MUST be measured when MOT testing a diesel car registered in 2012?
A
Emissions are quite complicated DVSA have produced a PDF at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-service-exhaust-emission-standards-for-road-vehicles-18th-edition which gives all the information regarding emissions this will not take into account the current controversy with VW
Rear Light repair
    Name: Bex Town: Crawley
 
Q
If I put red cellophane over a small hole in my rear light would this pass an MOT?
A
The manual states An effective proprietary repair {eg lens repair tape, etc) must be assessed on its merits, considering security, colour, light output and durability.If your repair meets these conditions it will pass
MOT Date
    Name: Alice Town: Bathgate
 
Q
My car is due an MOT in the next couple of days, I took it to the garage and they said itís not due for another 6 months so they canít do anything with it but all my papers and DVLA say its up this week but every garage says itís not.
A
The MOT computer has been having problems recently if your registration documents state that the car is three years old then it is due for the test I would go to another test centre
MOT Failure Fault 2.2.c.1c
    Name: Michael wray Town: Dumfriehs
 
Q
What does the number on a mot fail sheet(2.2.c.1.c)
A
The reason given in the manual is c. a ball joint dust cover missing, insecure or excessively damaged or deteriorated to the extent that it would no longer prevent the ingress of dirt etc.
Car in europe expired MOT Certificate
    Name: Gary Town: Lancashire
 
Q
My car is n europe and the mot is due to expire, can I drive it back from the ferry in the uk?
A
you can drive it to a pre arranged MOT Test so you will require to book a test on the day you arrive the test centre does not have to be near to where you arrive
Use old MOT Test Date? BY KeithIf an MoT test is taen before the previo...If an MoT test is taen before the previous one runs out, does the new MoT run until the expiry of the original?
Failed MOT BY Terrymy mot is un til 9-11-10 but ive put car...my mot is un til 9-11-10 but ive put car in on 26-10-10 and failed can i still drive car until the old one runs out on 9-11-10 or because it failed am i not allowed to drive it from my new test?
Smashed Light BY simonI have a smashed left fog light, can the...I have a smashed left fog light, can the car pass with broken fog lights?
No MOT, Fines?? BY AJRMy MOT has run out and my car failed the...My MOT has run out and my car failed the test. Itís in the garage getting fixed in order to pass. Will I get in trouble for not having a valid MOT, even though itís in the garage?
Power Steering BY MarkMy car has a leaking power steering rack...My car has a leaking power steering rack.  Would that fail MOT?
Reverse Light BY karenMy reversing light is not working but th...My reversing light is not working but the bulb is ok - will this fail on an MOT
Using Car without MOT BY Spencer The m.o.t. on my car ran out on the 16t... The m.o.t. on my car ran out on the 16th october 2010.It failed the m.o.t.  Iíve got the car booked in to a garage on the 20th of october to have the work done to the vehicle. Can i use the car in the meantime?
Refund on MOT BY StephenI have just sent my car for scrap and no...I have just sent my car for scrap and notified DVLA accordingly. Can I get a refund on my MOT fee for the unexpired period it covers (just over 3 months)?
Fines Through post BY Smith do you get an fine threw the post if yo... do you get an fine threw the post if your mot has run out but your car is on a drive
Failed MOT BY AndyHOW LONG CAN I DRIVE MY CAR IF IT HAS FA...HOW LONG CAN I DRIVE MY CAR IF IT HAS FAILED ITS MOT
Spare Tyre BY AnneDoes my spare tyre count...Does my spare tyre count
Retest at another Station BY peterCan I get a retest done at a different t...Can I get a retest done at a different test station?
Motorbike MOT Length BY AndyHow long is a Motorcycle MOT certificate...How long is a Motorcycle MOT certificate valid?
Early MOT Test BY pjHow soon before my current mot expires c...How soon before my current mot expires can I have it re-tested
MOT and TAX BY CarolineMy car will be 3 yrs old in the middle o...My car will be 3 yrs old in the middle of October. Will I need an MOT certificate when I tax it at the end of September?
Brakes Grinding BY Mitchell I have just bought a car that passed it... I have just bought a car that passed its mot on the 9/8/10 with an advisory that the disc were worn. After 20 miles the pads are non exsistant and discs are so worn that I feel the car is dangerous. The brakes grind like mad. Should the car have passed or not.
Airbags Not Working BY Pitmanif drivers airbag not working will vehic...if drivers airbag not working will vehicle fail m.o.t.
Old MOT after Failure BY Carolmy car failed its mot this week on fault...my car failed its mot this week on faulty exhaust bracket i have a mot on the car valid until 20september can i legally drive the car on this mot or does the recent failure override this
Getting MOT Abroard BY wengerI am currently abroad and my MOT is due,...I am currently abroad and my MOT is due, is there a possibility to do the MOT test abroad and/or can I do the MOT test when I am back (approx. 1 month after due date)? Thanks!
Motorbike out of MOT BY Stewartmy motorcycle is out of mot, am i legal ...my motorcycle is out of mot, am i legal to drive the bike down to the testing station or must I take it down on a trailer
Power Steering BY Welshis an inopperable power steering pump a ...is an inopperable power steering pump a failure
MOT Cost too Much BY SuzMy last MOT cost me £125 and all I neede...My last MOT cost me £125 and all I needed were new wiper blades, the rest was the MOT charge and labour.  I donít remember ever having labour charges before, is this normal?
Speedo BY RobertDoes the speedometer come into the test...Does the speedometer come into the test
Portugal MOT BY RobCan I have a british registered car MOTí...Can I have a british registered car MOTíd in Portugal
1st MOT BY peterwhen is my bike eligible for its first m...when is my bike eligible for its first mot it is a 07 plate
Italy MOT BY MicheleIím currently in Italy for a long period...Iím currently in Italy for a long period with my car. Can I take an MOT equivalent here? Or do it remotely maybe? I know thereís something similar which is valid from Spain. Thanks in advance
Non UK MOT BY JenniferCan I have a british registered car MOTí...Can I have a british registered car MOTíd in Portugal
Non UK MOT BY JenniferCan I have a british registered car MOTí...Can I have a british registered car MOTíd in Portugal
Exhaust Emissions BY RenzaHow do I check my exhaust emissions leve...How do I check my exhaust emissions level for my car Renault Megane Coupe 2000?
Garage MOT BY Benive brught a car from a small dealear 2n...ive brught a car from a small dealear 2nd hand his put a yeas mot on it for me can i take it for another mot in another garage to make sure it safe case his mates passed it for him if it fails what can i do about it
No Power steering BY SophieI have a Fiat Punto and a few months ago...I have a Fiat Punto and a few months ago the power steering just stopped working. Does this deem as unsafe? I am due for my MOT and if it will fail due to this, I will seek to fix it before.
No MOT BY Helencan i drive to test station without mot...can i drive to test station without mot
MOT Law BY Antonyhas the law not changed to four years ol...has the law not changed to four years old for a mot
Seat Belts and MOT BY hobdayCan an mot cert. be granted on a car who...Can an mot cert. be granted on a car whose rear set belt cannot be tested due the presence of a child seat?
Old Taxi BY davidI have recently got a new car that waz u...I have recently got a new car that waz used as a taxi and has an up to date PSV as i will not be using the car as a taxi what do i need to do? Thanks for your help.

Have A Question of your own

Your Question

Name          Town               

To prevent spam please type the numbers and letters to the left in this box



** All Comments will be shown subject to inspection of content**


This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website More info


Got it!