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New MOT
    Name: Florentina Town: London
 
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Hello! I havenít used my motorbike for over a year, and everything has expired: MOT, insurance, road tax. Iíve had it on SORN for a few months and Iím now finally able to renew everything. What are the correct steps to ensure I donít break the law and donít have problems renewing? Thank you.
A
You only have to be insured which allows you to ride your bike to a pre booked test
Drive to a MOT test
    Name: J Bowler Town: Skelmersdale
 
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can I drive the car on the MOT due date?
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As long as you are insured you can drive to a pre booked test
Exhaust mounting
    Name: David Town: Sheffield
 
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My exhaust is tied up with two wires is is a mot fait the exhaust system on gasses is fine itís just the mounting
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Providing the tester thinks that the exhaust is secure and not likely to come adrift you will pass
Check Mot failure
    Name: Bob Town: Swindon
 
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If a car fails an MOT at one garage and you then take it to another garage for another MOT text can the second garage see from the data base what the first garage fail it on?
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You can check online this will give all the information about your cars MOT history advisories reasons for failure and mileage checks
    Name: tommy Town: liverpool
 
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How quickly is MOT Comp updated for customers to tax their vehicles?
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The data inputted by testers goes onto the MOT Computerisation database immediately. The database then updates DVLAís records overnight. If a vehicle owner wishes to tax their vehicle before DVLA records have been updated, DVLA will look to see if a new record exists on MOT Computerisation. A post office also has the facility to check the MOT Computerisation database.
    Name: tcb Town: liverpool
 
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How quickly is MOT Comp updated for customers to tax their vehicles
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. The data inputted by testers goes onto the MOT Computerisation database immediately. The database then updates DVLAís records overnight. If a vehicle owner wishes to tax their vehicle before DVLA records have been updated, DVLA will look to see if a new record exists on MOT Computerisation. A post office also has the facility to check the MOT Computerisation database.
Tax Vehicle
    Name: Margaret Town: Cardiff
 
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can you get tax 14 days before your MOT is due
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As long as you MOT is in date you can tax your car
MOT Booking
    Name: Paul Town: Canterbury
 
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My MoT expires on 23rd June. I have booked a test for 24th. Is this allowed?
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Yes you can book an MOT Test at any time suitable to you if your certificate has expired you are only legally covered to drive to a pre booked test
Northern Ireland MOT
    Name: ian mansell Town: tamworth
 
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purchased a northern Ireland registered car in main land uk how do I get its
mot
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If the car is less than 4 years old it does not need a MOT if it is older then you can apply for a duplicate MOT at any test centre
Removing lamps
    Name: Jim Town: Sheffield
 
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If I am rebuilding a car to be as light as possible, can I do away with my main beam lamps, switch and telltale?
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The only time you can remove lamps is when you go for a daytime mot
Broken coponent whilst testing
    Name: Steve Town: Ashton
 
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If a corroded brake pipe burst during test who pays for it
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Unless you can prove that this was due to negligence on behalf of the tester and not the existing condition of the pipes the cost will be yours
Car Insurance
    Name: Janet Town: BECKENHAM
 
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My MOT failed on two accounts: 1 the windscreen needs replacing, 2 the garage needs to repair a head light. I arranged for wind screen to be replaced at my house - the company has rearranged it as heavy rain prevented them from doing the work. They cannot replace the windscreen now until after I have had the repair done at the garage. The problem is my insurance will have then expired and I donít think I can insure it without a valid MOT. This means I will have to drive it to the garage without a valid MOT and with out a valid insurance. What can i do - if stopped and asked for a document check am I covered. On reflection this means I will have to drive it to the garage for the repair, them bring it home to have the windscreen repaired then to the garage again to have it retested and drive home before I can renew the insurance. Is that OK
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I am sure your insurers will reinsure you on the condition you are using it to get an mot you are not allowed to drive a car on public roads without valid insurance and you can be liable to prosecution
NoMOT no tax
    Name: Izzy Town: Durham
 
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My mot and tax need renewing on same day (today) but car has failed and canít be fixed until Tuesday which is six days. Will I be fined for having no tax? Thank you.
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You can only use your car on the public road without tax if you are going to have your car tested at a booked mot test otherwise you are breaking the law
No mot
    Name: darren Town: wigan
 
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I have just come to renew my car tax as it is about to run out and it wont let me as my mot has expired also do i have any grace on both to get done?
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There is no period of grace for either MOT or Road Tax
lapsed MOT
    Name: Anil Town: Hayes
 
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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.
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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
 
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if I change my number plate do I need a new MOT
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Providing it conforms to current regulations no
Kill Switch
    Name: Pab Town: Burton on Trent P
 
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Do motorbikes need a kill switch for mot
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Kill Switch is not part of the test
Indicator Lights
    Name: Doug Town: Surbiton
 
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Are the indicators checked with engine running
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the manual states that it may be necessary to run the engine when checking the flashing rate.
Motocycle indicators
    Name: Mark Thorne Town: Richmond
 
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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?
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Providing the indicators are clear enough to be recognized or identified as different it will pass
Brake Light
    Name: Tom Donovan Town: St asaph
 
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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?
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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
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.

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