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Early MOT? A fail supersedes existing MOT.

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Article in this week's Auto Express highlights an issue with having an MOT done early.

DVSA allows vehicles to have an MOT up to a month early, and if the car  passes, the new MOT will go from the expiry date of the existing MOT.

According to DVSA, if an MOT is done early and the vehicle fails, that failure supersedes the existing MOT, and the failure is recorded on the national database.

This leaves the owner liable to being prosecuted by traffic police, and also invalidates the insurance.

The only time one can drive a vehicle with a failed MOT legally, is when one is driving it to be repaired or to a pre-arranged MOT test.

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I though this was well-known? I always had my MOT done as close to the expiry date as possible for this reason. No sense doing it early!

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