How Long Does An MOT Certificate Last For?

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..

Do you need to Sorn a car without MOT?

No. The only exception is that you can drive it to a pre-booked MOT. If the police stop you on the way, you’ll need to prove that you’re going to the MOT. When you’re ready to drive your vehicle again, make sure you have valid tax, insurance and an MOT before you take your vehicle out on the public road.

Can you tax a car without MOT certificate?

Without a valid MOT certificate, you won’t be able to renew your annual road tax and more importantly, you will be driving your car illegally.

Can I get an MOT without my old certificate?

You can still provide duplicate certificates Although motorists are now able to get a free duplicate of their MOT certificate online, MOT centres will still be able to provide this service for people who need it.

How long is an MOT certificate valid for?

12 monthsOnce your vehicle passes its MOT, the test certificate is valid for 12 months.

Should I keep old MOT certificates?

The buyer will need to see the certificate as evidence that the car is roadworthy as access to the computerised records is not available to members of the general public. … If you have a classic car then keeping MOT certificates is often seen as a key part of the car’s full service history.

What happens if caught without MOT?

In most cases, as soon as your MOT expires, your insurance will no longer be valid. … And, because it’s also illegal to drive without valid insurance, if you’re caught, you can face an unlimited fine or even disqualification from driving, plus 6 to 8 penalty points.

Can police check no mot?

A vehicle that does not have a valid MOT test certificate has its registration details automatically passed onto the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) of police vehicles.

Can the police check if you have mot?

YES THEY CAN ! We have a system here called Automatic Number Plate Recognition (or ANPR). … 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 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 documents do I need for MOT 2020?

Before you attend your MOT, it would be helpful to have both your current MOT certificate and V5C Vehicle Registration Document with you. Even if you can’t find either of these, your test centre should be able to find your details on their system.