Question: Can You Drive If You Have MOT Booked?

Can you drive the day your MOT expires?

Common sense says that the date of expiry lasts until midnight, but if you’re driving your car on that date you’d be wise to be driving to the test centre.

You don’t have to wait until the MOT expiry date to renew your MOT.

That means your MOT will effectively run for 13 months..

How much is the fine for not having an MOT?

Driving without MOT penalty The penalty for driving without an MOT is not generally too severe if dealt with swiftly. No points are issued on a drivers licence although a fine is imposed by court of up to a maximum of £1000. A fixed penalty notice is usually the method dealt with by police which costs the driver £100.

Can your car be seized for no MOT?

Here are the rules: You’re only allowed to drive your car when its MOT has expired if you’ve booked an MOT and are driving to the test centre. … Fines – A fine of up to £1,000 can be levied, and a vehicle possibly impounded if it’s found to have an invalid MOT certificate.

Do you get 14 days grace for an MOT?

It is assumed by many people that they have 14 days ‘grace’ after their MOT test Certificate expires to obtain a renewal – This is not the case. However, the MOT test regulations do make the provision for early testing by up to a calendar month to ease the renwal process.

How long can you drive without MOT?

Is there ever a time I can drive without an MOT? The simple answer is, no. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you’re on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment.

Are garages open in lockdown?

Absolutely. Garages are deemed to be an essential business, so they’ll be staying open during the lockdown to keep vehicles safe and the country running as best as possible. Garages, MOT centres and the service departments of car dealerships are covered by this decision.

What happens if you miss your MOT date?

But what happens if you forget the annual MOT? The only exception to this is if you are driving the car to an MOT test garage for a pre-booked appointment. If you don’t have a valid MOT then you are also not legally allowed to park your car on the road.

Can the police tell if your MOT has expired?

It’s called ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition. The police can tell that the car registered to that numberplate has a valid MOT, insurance, and much more.

Are TYRE fitters open during lockdown?

Car dealerships, car repair shops, tyre services and panel beaters are open and residents can visit these premises to repair and/or service vehicles.

Are car dealerships classed as essential?

Car dealerships are classed as non-essential retail so will be forced to close.

What happens if you drive a car without MOT?

Simply driving without an MOT will not get you any points on your driving licence. However, without an MOT test, you don’t know whether your vehicle is roadworthy.

Does driving without MOT invalidate insurance?

Driving without a valid MOT – check your car insurance Driving without an MOT won’t always make your insurance invalid. In most instances the insurers will still pay out in full – and if your car is stolen, or damaged, the payout will usually only be reduced to reflect the value of the car without a current MOT.

Will Garden Centres stay open during lockdown?

Garden centres are allowed to stay open throughout the lockdown. The Government’s official guidance published on 31st October said that ‘Food, shops, supermarkets, garden centres and other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open.