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    • PhilipsB
    • By PhilipsB 8th Jan 18, 7:58 PM
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    Car failed MOT
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    • 8th Jan 18, 7:58 PM
    Car failed MOT 8th Jan 18 at 7:58 PM
    My car failed its MOT today. It was my first car, Iíve had it two years and Iíve decided between the cost to repair and my insurance that id be better off getting rid of it. I have a buyer interested.

    How do I get the car from the garage? Is the only way to get it towed? If so who is the best value company that could do that? Ive asked the garage for advice but theyíve told me I have no choice but to pay them to fix it..
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    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
    Drive it home.
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 8th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
    For the car to fail to the point it's undriveable then you should have been aware it's on it's last legs, how much is the fix compared to what the car is worth?
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
    Is there no MOT on the old one left?
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
    Is there no MOT on the old one left?
    Originally posted by z1a
    Makes no difference whether there is or isnít.
    • PhilipsB
    • By PhilipsB 8th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:15 PM
    Is there no MOT on the old one left?
    Originally posted by z1a
    Hi no the old MOT expired but I was told I could drive it to the test centre I just now canít drive it home because I have no MOT.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 8:17 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:17 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:17 PM
    Hi no the old MOT expired but I was told I could drive it to the test centre I just now canít drive it home because I have no MOT.
    Originally posted by PhilipsB
    You can drive it home.
    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 8th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
    from https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/after-the-test

    Driving a vehicle that’s failed
    You can take your vehicle away if your MOT certificate is still valid.

    If your MOT has run out you can take your vehicle to:

    have the failed defects fixed
    a pre-arranged MOT test appointment
    In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
    Makes no difference whether there is or isnít.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Of course it does, failing an MOT doesn't remove any time remaining from previous one.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 9:03 PM
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    Of course it does, failing an MOT doesn't remove any time remaining from previous one.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Still makes no difference as he can drive it home regardless.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    Still makes no difference as he can drive it home regardless.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Yeah, but it may make a difference to his potential buyer!
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 9:21 PM
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    Yeah, but it may make a difference to his potential buyer!
    Originally posted by z1a
    Irrelevant to the op, he has a buyer and his question was how can he get the car home.
    • ic
    • By ic 8th Jan 18, 9:31 PM
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    from https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/after-the-test

    Driving a vehicle thatís failed
    You can take your vehicle away if your MOT certificate is still valid.

    If your MOT has run out you can take your vehicle to:

    have the failed defects fixed
    a pre-arranged MOT test appointment
    In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.
    Originally posted by pramsay13
    I've never quite understood this, as that page goes on to state:
    In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
    So the MOT is a certificate of road worthiness. If you've failed the MOT, then the car is not road-worthy?
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Jan 18, 9:35 PM
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    Irrelevant to the op, he has a buyer and his question was how can he get the car home.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    He has a POTENTIAL buyer, who could have taxed the car if it was still MOTd, but it isn't anyway it turns out.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 9:41 PM
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    He has a POTENTIAL buyer, who could have taxed the car if it was still MOTd, but it isn't anyway it turns out.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Not the OPís problem.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 9:43 PM
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    My car failed its MOT today. It was my first car, Iíve had it two years and Iíve decided between the cost to repair and my insurance that id be better off getting rid of it. I have a buyer interested.

    How do I get the car from the garage? Is the only way to get it towed? If so who is the best value company that could do that? Ive asked the garage for advice but theyíve told me I have no choice but to pay them to fix it..
    Originally posted by PhilipsB
    Out of interest what did it fail on?

    Itís an offence to sell an unroadworthy vehicle so it may be the case your buyer shouldnít be driving it away.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 8th Jan 18, 9:48 PM
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    Not the OPís problem.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    OP mentioned a potential buyer, so obviously relevant to him, otherwise why mention it?

    You just like to argue for arguments sake, whilst you on your computer anyway.

    OP has his answer so I'm bowing out.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 8th Jan 18, 9:49 PM
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    OP mentioned a potential buyer, so obviously relevant to him, otherwise why mention it?

    You just like to argue for arguments sake, whilst you on your computer anyway.

    OP has his answer so I'm bowing out.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Next time add something useful.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 9th Jan 18, 8:20 AM
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    So the MOT is a certificate of road worthiness. If you've failed the MOT, then the car is not road-worthy?
    Originally posted by ic
    Let's say it fails on lights - but it's daytime. It fails on rear seatbelts - but there's no rear passenger. It fails on towbar wiring - but you're not towing. It fails on a bald tyre - but you've chucked the spare on.

    If it's unroadworthy so illegal to drive away from the test station, it was also illegal to drive to it. Yet you did that. The only difference is that you now know - but innocence is no excuse in the eyes of the law.

    The only thing having a current certificate will do is stop any prosecution for not having a current MOT.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 9th Jan 18, 8:24 AM
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    I've never quite understood this, as that page goes on to state:
    Quote:
    In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
    So the MOT is a certificate of road worthiness. If you've failed the MOT, then the car is not road-worthy?
    Car can fail on noisy exhaust, high emissions etc. These don't make it dangerous.
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.
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