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Old 20th September 2017, 07:17 AM
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This is my understanding

It depends on defect and the state of defect. Vehicle needs to be roadworthy to be used with previous MOT. It can fail MOT if it's acceptable at the moment but likely to become un-roadworthy in very near future or if the failure only affects certain conditions. If you fail because of faulty light you can still drive it in daylight or if you fail because of passenger seat belt you can still drive if you do not carry any passengers Things like suspension bushes and ball joints are often down to testers discretion, with a little movement one tester may pass without advisory, other can issue advisory on MOT and yet another fail the MOT on the same car. If the movement is quite large or if a ball-joint is about to drop out they can add an note that they consider vehicle to be dangerous to drive in which you cannot use it on road until the fault is fixed but once you have repaired it and restore road worthiness you can still drive it until old MOT runs out.

That's the whole point of going to MOT before it runs out of MOT and letting you keep up to extra 1 months MOT if it passes. If it fails you still have the time to use it while it still have old MOT.
Thats correct. The car has to meet the minimum standards of roadworthyness at all times, not just at MOT time, or you can be fined and or banned from driving. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-high...ists-89-to-102
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Old 20th September 2017, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for clarifying. Much appreciated. Very happy to be able to carry on using the car until it's sold.
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Old 20th September 2017, 08:40 AM
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I did this once with a frayed outer on a brake hose where I went to the VOSA man's house and he was happy to crawl under and clear the order enabling me to continue working. It was too late in the day to visit a MOT garage.
I hope that you did this in a "non-threatening manner" Ray. You didnt just park your HGV/Giant coach on his lawn by any chance and was the fact that he was under the vehicle a matter of his choosing?
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'twas all good, honest occifer!!
He is a rather nice bloke and was quite happy to help me out, actualy his suggestion. He even offered to do the job if I could source the part but I did not want to push too much.
We are still friends after a few years and I still see him on times when pulled over for roadside checks.

Apologies if I came over rather strong but I was trying to highlight the worst case scenario. At the end it is at the examiners discretion as to how important he feels the problem is. I have seen occasions when the vehicle could only be moved by trailer.
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Old 21st September 2017, 08:29 AM
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Hello. 750 now with MOT pending; will be 1200 will a full MOT from approx 28th Sept. Will be putting in on eBay too on a quick auction.

If it doesn't go I think I'll keep it, for the occasionally alternative to the daily train commute I've got for the foreseeable future.

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Old 21st September 2017, 09:07 PM
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Now sold. but also
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