Can I drive my car with a failed MOT?

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Fitting a failed MOT into a busy life can often feel impossible. We need our cars for everything nowadays. If you’re worried about how you’re going to get to work or transport the kids around with a car that doesn’t have a valid MOT certificate, we’re here to help. The process to fix your issue is actually a lot more straightforward than you might think.

Is there any way I can drive with a failed MOT?

First of all, it’s worth setting out the conditions for driving with a failed MOT. In some very rare cases, you are able to drive your car away – but that doesn’t mean it’s recommended! If you booked your MOT early, and so still have a valid certificate from last year, your car is still okay to drive so long as it wasn’t failed for a dangerous fault.

What is a dangerous fault?

A dangerous fault is seriously bad news. If a mechanic finds one of those during your MOT test, it needs to be repaired before you can drive anywhere. It usually means your car is no longer fit for the road in its current condition and could pose a safety risk to you or other road users. When in doubt, don’t risk trying to drive with a vehicle fault still unresolved. A high-quality repair and MOT retest are always the best course of action.

What do I do after a failed MOT?

Depending on how severe the cause of your failed MOT, repairs could be completed within a day or so. After that, an MOT retest can be carried out, and a pass certificate issued. After this process, your car will be ready to drive normally once again.

While it may seem like a daunting prospect, a failed MOT is not the end of the world. Here at Uckfield Motor Services, we’re committed to helping you. If you need repairs, we’ll complete them as fast as we can, to the highest possible quality that we can. That way, you’re never without your car for any longer then absolutely necessary.

If you need repairs or an MOT retest in Uckfield and the surrounding area, why not book an appointment online today? It’s quick and simple to do so and you’ll never pay a penny until after all the work has been completed.

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