Your MOT is your annual road-worthiness test that shows that your car is fit to drive.
But in a recent AA poll, more than two million Brits have been late renewing their MOT by up to a week, while more than a million have forgotten for up to a month.
With around one-third of all cars failing their MOT the first-time round, it’s so important that you stay on top of your car’s servicing.
The AA survey also revealed that around two million British motorists have been made aware that they were driving around with a serious fault after going in for an MOT.
Driving while your car is damaged can lead to more serious problems. And these could end up costing you further down the road.
Duffy Motors is committed to road safety and we want to see our customer’s cars in tip top condition. That’s why we have launched a new reminder service that will send an email or text one month before your car is due its next MOT.
Simply provide a few basic details including your email address, mobile phone number and car registration and we will do the rest.
We know that some larger garages like Kwik Fit and Halfords Autocentres already offer this kind of service, but we wanted to give customers the option of getting a reminder from a smaller, more reliable garage.
Independents are also cheaper than large franchised car fixers.
Duffy Motors has operated as an independent garage in Manchester City Centre for more than 50 years. We are the top-reviewed Manchester garage on the Good Garage Scheme, with 99%+ positive feedback from more than 900 customers.
Can I drive without an MOT?
If you are caught driving without an MOT you could be liable for a fine of up to £1,000. A police officer may be willing to let you off with a warning, but you shouldn’t bank on it – especially if your car looks old and battered.
Van drivers have it even worse. If your van is deemed ‘unroadworthy’ then you could be fined up to £2,500 and get 3 points on your licence per dangerous problems. A couple of damaged tyres and a broken headlight could cost you your licence and mean that you lose out on work.
The only time you can drive without a valid MOT certificate is if you are on route to a pre-booked MOT. And you will need to have proof of this in case you get stopped en-route to your chosen MOT test centre.