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    johnbarry
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    So my car failed the MOT today, this was early to preserve the anniversary of the expiry date.

    Under the new MOT I think it’s Danger- Major – Minor – Advisories.

    It failed on Major and Minor with advisories.

    The garage can work on the car this Thursday it will then be all sorted with a new MOT to start from expiry of the current MOT

    Meanwhile I am uncertain about using the car meanwhile.

    I have read on the internet I can continue to use the car on last years MOT as long as it didn’t fail on Dangerous, other websites I have read I can’t, then I can to the place of repair.

    I have a just under a month on the old MOT but I can’t afford the fine and points if I shouldn’t drive it.

    Can I or not?

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by johnbarry.

    Cheers
    John

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    PlaneMan
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    Personally with a major fault I wouldn’t drive it any more than totally necessary, in other words back to the garage to get the work done, even if legally you can.

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    That’s a good point PM, I will agree and leave it till it’s time to get it repaired.

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    I wouldn’t drive it either John, but one testers idea of dangerous may not be the next testers. Also if it was that dangerous why did they let you take it home? You would at least expect them to say don’t drive that mate. What did they say was dangerous?

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    Been a long time since I was a Tester and the game has changed radically, but I am informed that there will be a notice by the Tester that the car is dangerous, unfit for use on the road and not to be driven until repaired. You don’t have a Dangerous note John, so it would appear that you could drive it. However, I join PM in advising that you leave it be until time to take it for repairs.

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    I’ve had similar with the bike John. For me the tyres were at the limit. Technically they weren’t a fail, but I didn’t risk taking it out until they’d been replaced.

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    Thanks isdarit

    It didn’t fail on dangerous.

    Thanks Bob

    It’s now knowing makes it better to leave (till repair) and not to say “if only”

    Tippon the tyres came on advisory, I too won’t risk it.

    Cheers
    John

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