MOT DATE ISSUES - BE AWARE !

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  1. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Took van for MOT today.. Not due till 12th January 2016 but as many are aware you can have it tested up to 1 calendar month early and in effect have 13 months MOT..
    After testing and on way home I noticed the new expiry date was 13 December 2016. 1 year from today and in effect i have lost a month. Visit back to MOT station and they stated that is what the computer produced and they could not alter anything..

    Phone call to DVSA who stated there is a fault on the system and they have had "thousands" !!!
    Took all my details and said a new certificate will be issued but could take 6 - 8 weeks..

    SO if you have an MOT due soon, check your dates....

    ps.. Yes it passed :)
     
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    That's another fine mess you gotten us into (insert name of MP's computer consultancy)
     
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    Multiply one month early for 'thousands' of MOT's, and with a charge of around £50-60, that's a hell of a lot of profit for the DVSA. I took 'Sloopy' for hers, but had to have a hand written bit of paper saying she had 'passed'. because the computer system had gone t**s up.....again. Had to wait a fortnight to get a real notification from the garage.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...tem-fails-as-drivers-forced-off-the-road.html
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    I wouldn't expect anything different to happen to be honest....12 months from date of test surely?
     
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  5. Onemanandhisdog

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    No, you've been able to go up to 13 for years.
     
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    ............Right from when it first started, (just after the 15 year test was superseded). Certainly was the case in 1974.
     
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    Actually you can have the MOT test any time you like, every six months if you wish. The one month rule is so you can have the test up to one month before the existing MOT certificate expires and preserve the anniversary date. If you choose to have it done earlier, then the new certificate runs from the new test date.
     
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  8. Geo

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    DVSA cream off £2.05p from each and every test,and the rest goes the the greedy capitalist Garage Owner such as myself :xlaugh:
    Ps we wont make a penny more we'll just get it a month early
    Pps It also means when you eventually peg out, your Estate will be approximately £55 poorer than it would have been, so in reality it effects your Beneficiaries and not you:xwink:
     
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  9. Electraglide

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    Had my mot done on Thursday 10th December expires 1st January, I will check tonight.
     
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    Don't you also have to pay them an arm and a leg for a very basic computer system ?
     
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    No Brian they said 8 years ago when it was introduced that the MoT station would not be put to any unnecessary expense with regard to the IT equipment
    In year 2 we were all forced to have our gas analysers updated to enable communication via smart card readers between the Vosa system and our gas testers this cost circa £300 per garage and it was never ever used,because they couldnt make their end listen (work)
    In year 7 we were told all the Vosa IT equipment will be scrapped and we will have to buy the replacement which of course we all have had to do
    We ar now Tinterweb based that has not worked fully since it was introduced
    So no Brian we dont pay them a penny other thn to £2.05p per mot issued
    that we print on our printer with our ink and in our time
    along with aprox£ 4 k a year to keep all MY equipment calibrated and serviced
    Your (The Customers) contribution just covers Tea and Do-Nuts
    G
    Ps you did ask:xdoh:
     
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  12. MJG1959

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    You have been able to get an MOT done a month in advance of the expiry and preserve the expiry date for donkey's years.
     
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    This is true, but be careful, if your vehicle fails (even if the test is not officially due) then you can't legally drive it on the highway.
     
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    Not entirely the whole picture. You can drive it BUT you could still be fined.

    https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/after-the-test

    Failing the MOT
    If your vehicle fails the MOT:

    You can appeal the result if you think it’s wrong.

    Driving a vehicle that’s failed
    You can take your vehicle away if your MOT certificate is still valid.

    If your MOT has run out you can take your vehicle to:

    • have the failed defects fixed
    • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment
    In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.
     
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    Thanks...I got that from earlier contribution and thanked accordingly:)

    to be honest normally have sold on by the time MOT due...dont like driving old stuff:D
     
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    Also, the certificate only implies that the vehicle was 'fit' on the day it was tested. You are expected to keep it 'fit' during the year. Anything could go wrong and if it fails next week on a road-side check the old certificate isn't valid either.
     
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    Not sure I'd classify three as 'old' TBH but we tend to do the same.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    it was a joke hence the smiley....
     
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    Ah right.
     
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