Why oh why do we delay in booking our MOT test in Pontypool? Nothing good, can come from delaying the booking of your car’s MOT test. And if you have waited until the last moment, then you could be fined for being late if it then fails.
Why Take Your MOT Test Early
If you have less than 30 days until your MOT expires, you can take the test and keep your old expiration date. Getting your MOT done early gives you a lot of choices if your car doesn’t pass and you need time to get the repairs done. If you’ve kept up with your car’s maintenance, there’s a fair chance it’ll move.
Getting your car checked early allows you to make the necessary repairs, then re-test while staying within the appropriate renewal timeframe. The benefit of having a garage you can trust to conduct your MOT and any necessary repairs is that if your car is ready for a re-test by the end of the next working day, your re-test is usually free.
What Happens If I Fail The MOT
Did you know that even though the MOT hasn’t expired, you can still drive the vehicle? But, if the car is defective, you might be putting yourself in grave danger. If you cause an accident as a result of driving a faulty car, you cannot claim ignorance of the issue and will be held responsible. It’s written in black and white on your MOT test certificate for everyone to see!
How Do I Know My MOT Expiry Date
You are basically waiting for a fine if you are driving with an expired MOT licence. Fines of up to £1000 will be imposed as a result of your bad decision. In certain cases, your auto insurance could be invalid as well, putting you in significant legal trouble and resulting in points on your licence. If you are pulled over on the first day of your license’s expiration, you will be able to escape a fine if you are on the way to get your MOT or to the garage for repairs.
Can I Appeal An MOT Fail
The findings of a failed MOT test can be appealed to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). If you contact them within 14 days of the exam, they will schedule an appointment for you. Repairs should be postponed before the appeals process is concluded. For the record, in 2017, 48% of requests were approved, so there’s a chance for you here.
Are you looking to book a MOT Pontypool? Then look no further than PARC Ltd. Established since 1999, our garage in South Wales has been performing MOTs for motorists across the region for 20 years. It is a legal requirement to submit your car for a check if it is over three years old.