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Angry Re: Can i drive after MOT fail or not?

Originally Posted by Renoir White View Post
This is from the Government website

If your vehicle fails the test

You’ll get a ‘notification of failure’ from the test centre if your vehicle fails the test. The failure will be recorded in the secure central MOT database.
You can still drive your vehicle if it fails the test and its existing MOT certificate is still valid (ie you got it tested before the expiry date). However, you might be stopped by police and prosecuted if your vehicle is unroadworthy.
If the vehicle fails the test and the certificate has expired, you can only drive it to:
  • a pre-arranged appointment at a garage to have the repairs done
  • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment
Your vehicle should be retested at the same test centre which did the original test.

This is interesting, so it would seem I can still use the car according to the government. I must point out I'm not trying to cheat any system here just want to know my rights, as the Renault garage were very insistent I leave it with them and have the work done asap for a snip at £187 for a new ball joint (yes you heard right!), but that's another thread!
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