Driving without an MOT

Driving Without An MOT (What You Need To Know)

Driving a car without an MOT certificate is dangerous and illegal. You should never drive your car without an MOT as doing so will invalidate your insurance and get you into some serious trouble with the local police. Here, we share why you should never drive without a valid MOT and the consequences if you do.

What Happens If You Are Caught Driving Without A Valid MOT?

You may not realise it, but driving without an MOT is just as bad as driving without valid insurance. In the UK, If your vehicle is on the road without a valid MOT, it actually invalidates your insurance, meaning you could face a hefty fine of up to £1,000 or serious legal action from the police as well as having your vehicle impounded.

Can I Drive My Car At All Without An Mot?

As a matter of fact, you can! But ONLY if you are driving to a test centre and are able to prove your appointment to the police if they stop you. Failure to do so will be treated as driving without a valid MOT or insurance and again may result in a hefty fine, or worse.

Will I Be Able To Drive My Vehicle Home From The Test Centre If It Fails?

The short answer is no. If your vehicle fails its MOT, it must be repaired and retested before being allowed back on the road again. If however, you have had your vehicle tested before the expiry date of its current certificate and it fails, you are still legally able to drive the vehicle under its current certificate, but it is not recommended until you have rectified the problems found on the failed test.

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