When is an MOT not an MOT?

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  1. Tootles

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    Went for the yearly parting of cash today. VOSA call it the MOT test. But hey, problems! (Not with the truck, it flew through).
    The problem is getting the new MOT registered on the official web site. My garage says that once again today, the system is 'down'. They have only had four days full working in the last three weeks. That means you have to carry around a temporary certificate issued in ink from your garage, in case your stopped by the police. It goes further then that, as the police database goes down with the system, so they cant check who has or has not a current certificate.
    "Pop back next week, and if it's back up, we can give you the official pass notification" said the garage.
    Great. :(
     
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    Had mine done on Tuesday and the system was working OK then - must be pot luck.

    Dave
     
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    Another government IT disaster. It's been mentioned in the professional computer and IT press several times.
     
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    Also had a "temporary one" but waited a couple of days and checked up to see if the M/H was Rego and it was, so MOT went thro, garage sent it by post the next day.

    Better explain; no MOT! no rego!
     
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  5. trekkin

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    Been really lucky

    MOT on both car and Moho last week, both on the website within 24hrs,

    Luck of the draw I guess
     
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    Used to be much better when you could buy your MOT certificates down the pub. :) There always seemed to be someone with a book full.
     
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    Ah yes, and a Guinness label as a tax disc. Those were the days ...........
    Not that I remember of course, my dad told me about them. :whistle:


    This was another post by the ever youthful Badknee :p
     
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    Police don't have their own mot database.. they just access the vosa data
     
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    Just as a matter of interest I noticed on my tax disc renewal form they send that as mine is on a 4250kg PLGV (£165 tax) something about an MOT but only if carrying goods etc
    My vechicle is 2 yrs old at the end of this month, am I right in thinking its 3 yrs before I need an MOT
    Sorry to hijack your thread toots, but being number 1, didn't think you would mind
     
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    And with no advisorys.
     
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    If 4250kg should be PHGV MOT @ 3 Years if not carring goods for burden.
     
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    If 4250kg should be PHGV MOT @ 3 Years if not carrying goods for burden.

    Sorry about double post
    Steve
     
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    Indeedy.......the good old days:) kept many a teenager on the road those good Samaritans:censored:

    My friends an MOT tester says new computer system is causing mayhem...
     
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    The only thing I carry that's a Burden is the wife, does that count(y)
     
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    Thats one burden most of us can't do without;)
     
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    yep we had to go back for a certificate on sons car as the system was down then it went down while we were collecting the replacement certificate......
     
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    Same difference. (y)
     
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    Never had to buy a certificate iny youth......we all knew which garage to use.

    One banger verbally failed on antiroll bar bush's...went home and took the whole bar off then went back to finish the test.
    It passed, logic being if it aint there it can't be tested

    Tester/proprietor was known to us as "near enough"...that'll do, it's near enough.
     
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    First car 1962 - first MOT - asked when to take it down to the garage - guy looked at me all strange - asked for 5 shillings and my MOT was on the front door mat next morning !! Back then it was lights steering and brakes. back then it was known as the 'Ten year Test' as it was only applicable to vehicles over 10 years old. That rapidly changed to include more items and vehicle over 3 year old
     
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    Our local MOT station actually had to stop doing MOT's due the IT issues last week, back log is now a nightmare

    Where would you stand if you needed to tax your MH or car, with the new system we are setup on continuous renewal, presumably they will not issue tax if they cant see the MOT

    You could take the MOT and renewal to a PO, but then I can see the DVLA double taxing it when the system comes back on line :(

    Hopefully will not apply to too many people :)
     
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