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1st MOT due date

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wainy

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726 posts

140 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Right car is coming upto being 3 years old.

Just want to check my thinking on when I need to get my cars 1st MOT (I am not near the paperwork for a week), Its a 58 plate so I am assuming that it is due its 1st MOT in September is that reasoning correct (need to see paperwork for date of registration for exact date)

jaibk

110 posts

69 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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i MOT'd the wifes panda three years after the first registration, seemed to be fine...

wainy

Original Poster:

726 posts

140 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Just want to check that it could not be before September, until I get my hands on the documents.

Stoofa

567 posts

65 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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The car is due it's MOT exactly 3 years after first registration - so you will need to check your documentation to be exact.
Remember that you can take your car in 1 month before this date and the full 12 month MOT will be appended.
So if the MOT was due September 1st 2011, take it in August 1st 2011 and the MOT will run out on September 1st 2012.

14-7

5,996 posts

88 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Stoofa said:
The car is due it's MOT exactly 3 years after first registration - so you will need to check your documentation to be exact.
Remember that you can take your car in 1 month before this date and the full 12 month MOT will be appended.
So if the MOT was due September 1st 2011, take it in August 1st 2011 and the MOT will run out on September 1st 2012.
That's interesting, I've never heard that before.

Does the MOT testing station put an advanced date on the certificate then for when it starts?

wainy

Original Poster:

726 posts

140 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Cheers for the replies, When I am next home I can get the exact date. Also seen on the gov website about the 1 month inadvance without impact to the 12 month routine.

Variomatic

1,875 posts

58 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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14-7 said:
That's interesting, I've never heard that before.

Does the MOT testing station put an advanced date on the certificate then for when it starts?
No, it starts on the date of the test and runs for (up to) 13 months instead of 12. You used to have to take the previous certificate along to get the extension but (afaik) the computerised system should do it automatically now.

paoloh

8,596 posts

101 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Variomatic said:
14-7 said:
That's interesting, I've never heard that before.

Does the MOT testing station put an advanced date on the certificate then for when it starts?
No, it starts on the date of the test and runs for (up to) 13 months instead of 12. You used to have to take the previous certificate along to get the extension but (afaik) the computerised system should do it automatically now.
Correct

Pontoneer

3,538 posts

83 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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You also do not have to wait until an MOT is due to have one carried out , you can re-MOT a car at anytime .

This is quite handy if you are selling a car with a few months MOT left on it - it can be a good selling point for an advertised car to come with a full 12 months MOT - some sellers will agree to put a car through an MOT at the point of sale , rather than MOT-ing it only for a few weeks to elapse before the car is sold .

BlueMR2

6,800 posts

99 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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You may as well book it in at a main dealer a few days before its due.

When they give you the huge list of problems you can confirm they will fix them all under warranty gratis wink.