Monday, 24 March 2014

VOSA will no longer offer an MOT reminder service from April 1st

How do you manage your MOT reminder?

It has come to our attention that VOSA will be withdrawing their MOT reminder service, so if you have currently been receiving reminders using their service, you will be unable to set new reminders after Tuesday 1st April.

Are you aware that driving your car without an MOT is illegal. There are no ‘grace’ days once the MOT has expired. Your insurance policy may have terms and conditions regarding road worthiness of a vehicle and it would be advisable to check to see if you would be covered by your policy without a valid MOT.

If you are stopped by the police the following is likely to happen:

  • ·        The car will be impounded.
  • ·        You will have to pay for the cost of having the vehicle recovered to the pound, then pay to have the car released from the pound, (The cost of which increases on a daily basis)
  • ·        You will receive a fixed penalty fine
  • ·        You will only be permitted to have your vehicle returned once proof of an MOT appointment can be verified and the vehicle will have to be driven straight to the MOT test centre.
We do not want this to happen to you! Here at Lakeside Garage we send out Free reminders at least a month before your MOT is due; Please note, you can have your vehicle MOT’d up to 30 days before it is due, without it impacting on the due date the following year.

If you wish to receive MOT reminders and live in the Staines, Slough, Windsor, Ashford, Egham, Ascot area we would be more than happy to set these up for you. We also offer a free collection and delivery service so that having your vehicle MOT’d does not impact on your day.

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