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 are less than 30 days from your MOT’s renewal date, then you can take the test and keep your previous date intact. Taking the MOT early gives you lots of extra options if your car does not actually pass and you need to have time to get the repairs sorted. If you have regularly maintained your car, there is a good chance it will pass.
Getting your car tested early will give you time to make any repairs, then re-test, and still be within the required renewal time. The beauty of choosing a garage you trust to perform the MOT and do any required repairs is that if the car is ready for its re-test on or before the end of the next working day, your re-test is generally free.
What Happens If I Fail The MOT
Did you know, you can still actually drive the vehicle if the MOT has not actually past the expiry date, but you could be putting yourself at a lot of risk if the car is faulty. If you have an accident that can be attributed to driving the defective vehicle, you cannot say you were not aware of the problem and may become liable. It is plainly recorded in black and white on your MOT test document for all to see!
How Do I Know My MOT Expiry Date
If you are driving on an expired MOT certificate, you are literally waiting for a fine. That very poor decision could cost you up to £1000 in fines. Your car insurance could be invalid as well in some cases, and in that case, you are in serious trouble and will mean points on your licence. If it is the first day of expiration, and you are actually pulled over, you might avoid a fine if on your way to get your MOT test or to the garage for repairs.
Can I Appeal An MOT Fail
You can appeal the results of the failed MOT test to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or DVA. They will set up an appointment if you do so within 14 days of the actual test. Avoid having the repairs done until the appeals process has been completed. For the record, 48 per cent of the requests made were reported successful in 2017, so there is 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.