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New MoT Rules
Started by: mollie m (6241)  Report abuse

Has anybody read about them. They're a lot more stringent than they used to be and came into being last month.

My old 17 year old car was condemned also last month, as a result of my just asking for a visual check on a few things as it had only done 41,000 miles, but the sub-frame had corroded and no further welding was viable, so the old girl had to be replaced.

Anyway, I digress. The new MoT covers more than it used to and, when I got my new car last week I wasn't given an MoT Certificate. I was told it was no longer necessary to give certificates because, if stopped, the Police can check by ANPR if the vehicle is legal, which has been the case for several years - I believe.

I just wondered how many people might be affected by these new changes.

If you're not sure, you can look online to see what the new changes are.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2941) Report abuse
I didn't know that they no longer ishoo certificates ...

Posted by: Anne (3401)  Report abuse
I was given an MOT certificate 27/03/18 along with an emission test result report.
Reading the new rules it looks like my X1/9 will not need an MOT test. Seems odd to me older cars won't need to be tested.

Posted by: jathbee (9185) Report abuse
My husband was issued with one last year, so things must have changed since then, not several years ago. It's the tax disc you no longer need but so far as I know you need the mot certificate to tax your car.
Unless you bought a new car in which case you don't need an mot until it's three years old, as my husband did this year.

Posted by: jathbee (9185) Report abuse
Looks like you have been duped. You need to get it checked over to see if it's road worthy.

Posted by: Anne (3401)  Report abuse
Yes possibly been duped. The certificate is different from the old style one.

Posted by: Anne (3401)  Report abuse
Looking at road tax I now find I don't need to pay road tax either.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2941) Report abuse
It changed in April

Posted by: jathbee (9185) Report abuse
To what TTS?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2941) Report abuse
New rooles regarding everything

Posted by: basil brush (10421) Report abuse
😂 😂 😂

Posted by: tonker (19680)   Report abuse
The new MoT rules only apply to newer cars. It all depends on the cars age and it's mainly for diesels.
The certificate is new too. All different format.

My mate, who has MoT stations has had to spend a lot of money on new machines to comply with the new rules.

I would suggest MollieM finds out if her car has a current MoT - HERE but, if it hadn't got an MoT it wouldn't be taxed either!

Posted by: mortarmillbill (420) Report abuse
Recently had mine done. The "certificate" looks nothing like the old certificate and is an A4 sheet of paper.

If you look after your car it should pass easily.

Posted by: jathbee (9185) Report abuse
Good advice Tonker.

Posted by: tomplum (4895)  Report abuse
mine failed today, broken front suspension spring, my bro's gonna fix it and he says, its a common thing now, prbably due to all the pot holes, do you think its worth a claim against mr sledges dept ?

Posted by: mortarmillbill (420) Report abuse
How do you prove which pothole has done it when there are so many.


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