Question: Is Your Insurance Invalid Without MOT?

What happens if you don’t have an MOT certificate?

Don’t be – driving without an MOT certificate will not only put you at risk of a large fine, it would also invalidate your car insurance.

So, there are serious consequences.

Driving with an expired MOT certificate essentially means your car is unroadworthy.

Technically and legally, it’s not safe to drive..

Can the police tell if your MOT has expired?

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 I drive the day my MOT expires?

Common sense says that the date of expiry lasts until midnight, but if you’re driving your car on that date you’d be wise to be driving to the test centre! You don’t have to wait until the MOT expiry date to renew your MOT. … That means your MOT will effectively run for 13 months.

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.

Is it illegal not to have an MOT?

No, you must not drive on the road if your car does not have a valid MOT certificate. Motorists caught can be prosecuted and handed a £1,000 fine. There are, however, two exceptions to this. They are if you on your way to or from somewhere to be repaired and/or to a pre-arranged MOT test.

How long can you drive without MOT?

The simple answer is, no. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you’re on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment. Hoping to use this excuse if you’re caught on the way to work? Be warned – if stopped, you’ll need proof of your appointment.

What if my MOT has expired?

You’re only allowed to drive your car when its MOT has expired if you’ve booked an MOT and are driving to the test centre. If you’re stopped by the police on the way, you’ll have to be able to prove that you have an appointment. … MOTs can be done anytime within the 12 month period before the existing MOT expires.

Can you drive a car without MOT if it’s 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.

Is there any leeway on MOT?

You can MOT your vehicle early up to one month prior to the MOT certificate expiration date – in which case, you could essentially have a 13-month MOT certificate that is valid.