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MOT tests, frequently asked questions


News reports about so many people not having an MOT due to the suspension of MOT tests as a result of Covid19 are quite alarming. We have put together some FAQs to help you.


What happens if I’m caught driving without an MOT?


Your vehicle should have a valid MOT. You may get let off with a warning because of the circumstances, but that depends on the situation. You are at risk of a fine up to £1,000.


However if you have defects on your vehicle and it is unroadworthy, you could be fined up ro £2,500. Plus 3 points for each fault, dodgy wipers, a light out and two tyres lower than you should have and a driving ban is a real risk!


Can you ever drive withou an MOT?


If your vehicle is more than 3 years old you need an MOT. You can only drive a vehicle without an MOT if you are driving it to a garage for a prearranged MOT test.


Does you MOT effect your insurance?


In most cases no MOT means that your insurance is invalid. It is worth checking if you are driving to a prearranged test!


Check your MOT status by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-status

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