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MOT exemption

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:37 am
by turboscim
I think the hint was that an m o t is easier [ cheaper ] than an engineers report to say there were no faults with the car. I know that an m o t is only valid on the day of issue.
I also remember the assessor measuring the tyre tread depth on my tyres when a bus hit my parked car looking for a way out of paying.

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:44 pm
by TrevorG
Just a thought.....as I understand it (might be wrong)....an engineers report will tell you what you need to do, a failed mot (even when exempt) will mean the car needs to be retested within a set period of time and cannot be used other than going to/from test station as the details are recorded by dvla. That was why my garage owner friend recommends engineers report.

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:15 pm
by rebel alliance
That may be the case , i understand one of the reasons for the exemption of 40 year plus cars was that they will struggle to pass the tougher mot test...I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell me i'm wrong 😊

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:42 pm
by Martin Rowe
Cars only have to meet the chriteria in force when they were new.

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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:25 pm
by rebel alliance
Bless you Martin i knew someone would'nt let me down 😀

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:49 am
by manny
Good day all,

after stating my SE6a is MOT exempt- i tried to Tax it online- but failed as it stated as requiring a MOT - my V5 has a registered date as June 1978 ..
Is it possible to get it taxed at the PO with the relevant forms V112 and V5 and not online?

Ta

Manny

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:59 am
by Terry H
I think you car wont be tax exempt until April 2019. I could be wrong.
Regards Terry H
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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:02 am
by philhoward
I thought that there's a tick box somewhere as part of the online taxing procedure that allows you, at that point, to declare it as a VHI? By default, it isn't automatically MoT exempt just because it's 40 years + 1 day since registration. Same as Historic Vehicle for free tax - you need to send the V5C to DVLA to get the class changed (although you should be able to do this at a Post Office, many plead ignorance).

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:20 am
by Terry H
The thing is if your car was registered June 1978 it wouldn't be one year old until June 1979 so it follows that it wouldn't be 40 years old until 2019.
Regards Terry H
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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:27 am
by manny
Just checked via phone the car is MOT exempt but i need to change the class... - i need to send the V5 and get it registered as historic- luckily my wife runs a PO :D

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:32 am
by philhoward
Historic class isn't the same as MoT exempt.

"Historic Vehicle" is for tax exemption - available in the April AFTER it's 40th birthday
"VHI" is for MoT exemption - available 40 yrs + 1day after first registration.

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:35 pm
by manny
philhoward wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:32 am
Historic class isn't the same as MoT exempt.

"Historic Vehicle" is for tax exemption - available in the April AFTER it's 40th birthday
"VHI" is for MoT exemption - available 40 yrs + 1day after first registration.
Sorry meant the latter - so will get that sorted on Monday..

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:41 pm
by philhoward
Should just be a V112 needs filling in? No sending off necessary - allegedly.

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm
by Jc29cdo
Sorry to bring up an old post however I can't get my head round this....

My car was registered on 23rd January 1979
It is currently SORN and without a MOT (however has had an engineer’s report from my local garage – it has passed with a few minor defects (no safety concerns) which will be resolved in the next few weeks)

Therefore, to get this on the road legally I need to do the following:

On the 24th January 2019 (40yrs + 1 day after registration) I must go to the post office with a V112 form (which declares the car as a VHI thus MOT exempt) and tax the car, I will have to pay 6 months road tax so that it passes April after its 40th birthday.

Every year after that I will declare the car to be MOT exempt and tax exempt by taxing it in the traditional way online and selecting the MOT exemption box/field.

Is this correct or am I missing something?

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:16 pm
by rebel alliance
I would say you are correct with all of that....