Quick Answer: What Happens If You Drive A Car Without An MOT?

What should I do if my MOT has expired?

If your MOT has expired then you need to get the car booked in for a fresh test and not drive it until the test has been completed.

Remember that you are allowed to drive the car to a pre-booked test appointment..

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.

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.

How long after your MOT expires Can you drive?

12 monthIf your car fails its MOT, you can only drive it if the previous year’s MOT is still valid (i.e. the test took place on a date earlier than last year’s). MOTs can be done anytime within the 12 month period before the existing MOT expires.

Can speed cameras tell if you have no MOT?

Speed cameras do not detect if you have tax or MOT they are purely there to detect speeding motorists. You cannot get points for no MOT only a fine and DVLA deal with road tax not the police they merely report it to DVLA. DVLA have their own ANPR cameras and any speed camera are not linked to them.

Can police check no mot?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are everywhere, both in police cars and on the roadside, and they’ll cross-check your registration with the national database so that they can immediately tell when your vehicle doesn’t have a valid MOT certificate or road tax.

Is there an MOT grace period?

Some motorists may be under the impression that there is a period of grace regarding renewing a lapsed MOT, but this is sadly not the case. The only exception to this is if you already have a booking for the vehicle to be tested and are driving it to the MOT test centre. An MOT must be renewed before it expires.

Can you get MOT done after expiry date?

4. How close to my expiry date do I have to get my vehicle tested? You can have your vehicle tested up to 30 days before the expiry date while still preserving that expiry date. e.g. If your MOT runs out on 1st July 2019, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 1st June 2019.

Are car dealerships classed as essential?

Dealerships are classed as non-essential retail. However, the gov.ie website says ‘outlets providing for the repair and maintenance of mechanically propelled vehicles … and any related facilities (including tyre sales and repairs)’ can remain open.

Is insurance invalid if no mot?

Without a current MOT, your car insurance would become invalid. Not having a valid MOT certificate is illegal under Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and you run the risk of facing a £1,000 fine and a charge of six to eight penalty points on your licence by driving without one.

Can you get stopped for no MOT?

While it shouldn’t be necessary if you plan properly, you can drive your vehicle to a testing centre without an MOT, but if you’re stopped by the police, you will have to show proof of your appointment. Regardless of your booking, however, if your vehicle is shown to be dangerous then you may still face a penalty.

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.

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.

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.

Can you drive a car with no MOT if its booked in?

Driving without an MOT, it’s not worth the risk, at all. … You are only allowed to drive your car when its MOT has expired IF you’ve booked in for the test and that’s where you’re driving to. If you’re stopped on the way you MUST be able to prove that you have an appointment with an MOT centre.