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It should be OK to drive the car to the garage for repairs but first do an under bonnet check of the levels (coolant
, etc). Also keep a close eye on the dash for other warning lights and monitor the engine temp closely.
I don't understand why you mentioned the MOT test - you have to remember the test is only an examination of crucial safety aspects if the car and does not involve a service repair or maintenance.
If it's a petrol engine it could be the dreaded
failure - a fairly common renault problem.
When posting a problem it would help if you included details regarding the exact model and engine type - then members may be able to assist
Depending on the age of your car the MOT does test that it meets quit stringent emission standards. These include CO, CO2, NOx, Hydrocarbon and Lambda.
The engine must be in good condition to pass these tests.
On the original post, don't drive the car very far with the warning light on - the fault indicates that the engine is producing an incorrect exhaust gas mix and this may well cause damage to the Cat.
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