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Old 11-01-2008, 7:52 PM
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I bought a car a year or 2 ago and I was wondering if anyone knows when you have to get the car first MOT'd ?
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Hi,
I bought a car a year or 2 ago and I was wondering if anyone knows when you have to get the car first MOT'd ?
when did you buy it?
what year is it?
when was it first registered?

the car will be due 3 years after date of first registration.
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Old 11-01-2008, 8:09 PM
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Oh it must be due now then but I havn't had a letter or anything !

10 Jan 05
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Oh it must be due now then but I havn't had a letter or anything !

10 Jan 05
you wont get any letter,its only road tax that you get a reminder for.
as above,its your job to maintain your own car not anyone elses.
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i wouldnt use the car until you get it motd.
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Old 11-01-2008, 8:22 PM
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I bought a new car in 02 and had it MOT'd the year after and every year since. Look after your car.
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I do look after my car....its a good job I asked
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Sorry to have to say this but anyone who does not know when and how often an MOT is required should not be driving on our roads.

Like insurance ,an MOT is your responsibility and ignorance is no defence if you are stopped by the police,I assume you have insurance because if you have no MOT and should have one, you could find the insurance is void,not very helpful if you happen to hit another vehicle.
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Old 11-01-2008, 9:14 PM
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lol if your sorry to say this, then REALLY WHY BOTHER !

I didn't come on here to be insulted I took responsibiltiy by coming here and asking to find out as NO ONE had given me any information about this when I bought the car.

I wonder if you doing this make you sone how feel superior. Maybe its something you want to think about !

My mum would say if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all !
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Ahll, I think some people get a little weary being expected to answer questions that could easily be answered with a little bit of research.
For example, if you google when is mot due, the first item on the resultant list is... http://www.ukmot.com/next.asp?ID=52
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lol if your sorry to say this, then REALLY WHY BOTHER !

I didn't come on here to be insulted I took responsibiltiy by coming here and asking to find out as NO ONE had given me any information about this when I bought the car.

I wonder if you doing this make you sone how feel superior. Maybe its something you want to think about !

My mum would say if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all !
Sorry you feel this way but i still think that to be a motorist you need to invest a bit of time and effort,if i had not said what i said,others reading this,with butterflies in their head,may have been unaware that you need an MOT,TAX,INSURANCE and to have your car serviced on a regular basis.One guy on another forum, thought that as he only did 2k miles a year ,his car would only need servicing every six years.He was serious too!!

I say again,should people like this really be on the road??To me this is having common sense not trying to be superior.
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One guy on another forum, thought that as he only did 2k miles a year ,his car would only need servicing every six years.He was serious too!!
The other thing we seem to get quite regular is people believing an MOT checks absolutely everything, and is a service. Seems to be quite a common misconception.

If anyone can't be bothered paying for servicing, my advice is buy a banger and a Haynes manual and a couple of tools.
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I didn't come on here to be insulted I took responsibiltiy by coming here and asking to find out as NO ONE had given me any information about this when I bought the car.
But this is the basics we are taliking here, nobody should even own a car if they do not first know the very basics about the legalities of owning one.
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But this is the basics we are taliking here, nobody should even own a car if they do not first know the very basics about the legalities of owning one.
It's probably a question on the theory test.
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Ahll, I think some people get a little weary being expected to answer questions that could easily be answered with a little bit of research.
For example, if you google when is mot due, the first item on the resultant list is... http://www.ukmot.com/next.asp?ID=52
Totally fed up and astonished more like.
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Oh it must be due now then but I havn't had a letter or anything !

10 Jan 05

Even in Britain in 2008 you are still expected to do some things for yourself.
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Sorry to have to say this but anyone who does not know when and how often an MOT is required should not be driving on our roads.

Like insurance ,an MOT is your responsibility and ignorance is no defence if you are stopped by the police,I assume you have insurance because if you have no MOT and should have one, you could find the insurance is void,not very helpful if you happen to hit another vehicle.
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The other thing we seem to get quite regular is people believing an MOT checks absolutely everything, and is a service. Seems to be quite a common misconception.

If anyone can't be bothered paying for servicing, my advice is buy a banger and a Haynes manual and a couple of tools.
My favourites are the ones who say something along the lines of:

'I bought my car second hand twelve years ago and now the tyres are bald. Can I get the price of replacements from the garage, because they said the tyres were fine when I bought it, or should I go straight to sueing the manufacturer?:rolleyes:
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To be fair, an MOT is not proof of road worthyness, and really in terms of law it is nothing but a ticket which the law says you should have.

Afterall, i expect some of you have less than 12 months left till the cars next mot during which next time your car could be much less than road worthy but can drive it "legally" in terms of the MOT, till the next one is due.

Give the girl a break guys.
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To be fair, an MOT is not proof of road worthyness, and really in terms of law it is nothing but a ticket which the law says you should have.

Afterall, i expect some of you have less than 12 months left till the cars next mot during which next time your car could be much less than road worthy but can drive it "legally" in terms of the MOT, till the next one is due.

Give the girl a break guys.
i would bet everyone who has an mot has less than 12 months on it,as it only lasts 12 months.(unless mot done this morning)
and if you get your car motd,then service it 6 months later,and keep an ear out for theose little noises and investigate them when they happen,check tyres regularly,oil,water etc... you should find your car is in as good condition as it was last mot.maybe the odd advisory here or there but nothing too serious.
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