Why Book Your Car MOT Early? Nothing good can come from delaying booking your car’s MOT test! If you have waited until the last possible moment, then you might be fined a large amount of money for being late if it fails. If your car does not actually pass the MOT, and you have not given enough time for repairs, you could be staring at a hefty fine.
Taking Your MOT Early
If you are less than 30 days from your MOT renewal, you can take the MOT test and keep your previous date. Taking the actual MOT early gives you options if your car does not pass and you need to have time to do the repairs. If you have regularly maintained your car, there is a good chance it will pass. Like many others who tend to put off preventative maintenance, you might need a bit of work to get your ride up to speed.
Getting tested early will give you time to make repairs, re-test, and still be within the required renewal time. The beauty of choosing a garage you trust to perform the MOT and do any required repairs is that if the car is ready for its re-test on or before the end of the next working day, your re-test is free.
What Happens If I Fail The MOT
You can still drive the car if the MOT has not actually expired, but you could be putting yourself at a lot of risk. If you have an accident that can be attributed to driving a defective vehicle, you cannot say you were not aware of the problem. It is plainly recorded in black and white on your MOT test document.
Are You Driving on an Expired MOT?
If you are driving on an expired MOT, you are a fine that is literally waiting to happen. That very poor decision could cost you £1000. Your insurance could be invalid as well, and in that case, you are in trouble. If it is the first day of expiration, and youare actually pulled over, you might avoid a fine if on your way to get your MOT test or to the garage for repairs.
How To Appeal Your MOT Result
You can appeal the results of the MOT test to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or DVA now! They will set up an appointment if you do so within 14 days of the test. Avoid having repairs done until the appeals process has been completed. By the way, 48 per cent of the requests were reported successful in 2014, so there is a chance for you here.
Newton Abbot MOT
It is important to book your MOT test as early as possible. This will allow time for any repairs that need to be sorted. Here at AMS Tyres we will be sure to take care of all your car needs. Book your MOT online today!