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19 Nov 2021 5:21 PM by Madura Star rating. 20 posts Send private message

Drove Uk registered car over to Granada.    Intended to get it onto spanish plates.  Unfortunately due to covid and sudden death I now have car and not sure what to do.  Mot has run out now.   Do I risk driving it back.  Get it transported. Or is worth trying to sell here.  Any advice pls.





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20 Nov 2021 9:34 AM by baz1946 Star rating. 2255 posts Send private message

Bit of a mine field this one. Some will say, providing you book a MOT in the UK you can drive it to that MOT station with no MOT, yes if you are in the UK you can, even in the UK it's a very grey area, like, did you have to drive from Cornwall to Scotland just to get a MOT? But to drive it through Spain and France with no MOT, very questionable. When you get to what ever port in the UK don't forget they all have number plate recognising cameras now, and who can honestly say they will let you carry on to the MOT station. Remember to drive a un-roadworthy car on any road is illegal, and you don't really know if the car is un-roadworthy until it fails, or passes a MOT. Sell it in Spain is okay if you will be happy with what you get for it, transporting it is down to the cost of the car equals transport costs. Good luck and be very wary.



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20 Nov 2021 1:39 PM by windtalker Star rating. 1818 posts Send private message

A UK registered car that's in Spain must have a current MOT / Tax /Insurance...so depending how old it is you will need to use a car transporter to take the car back to the UK.., second hand UK cars with a Spanish rrg is worth buttons in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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20 Nov 2021 1:39 PM by windtalker Star rating. 1818 posts Send private message

A UK registered car that's in Spain must have a current MOT / Tax /Insurance...so depending how old it is you will need to use a car transporter to take the car back to the UK.., second hand UK cars with a Spanish rrg is worth buttons in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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20 Nov 2021 1:40 PM by windtalker Star rating. 1818 posts Send private message

A UK registered car that's in Spain must have a current MOT / Tax /Insurance.

You will need to use a car transporter to take the car back to the UK.., second hand UK cars with a Spanish reg are worth buttons in Spain..pre BREXIT you could at one time sell them on to a Brit but now BREXIT has kicked in the British have stopped buying property and  cars in Spain due to the 90 / 180 day rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


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20 Nov 2021 3:34 PM by GuyT Star rating. 501 posts Send private message

This old chestnut crops up time and time again on EOS. If you are taxed and insured, book an MOT at your UK ferryport and get it tested as soon as you drive off the ferry. The insurance ombudsman has time and again stated that your third party insurance is unaffected by lack of MOT.  At worst you'll get caught by a camera in the short distance between the ferry and the MOT station....and in your defence you'll have the proof of booking an MOT. And as you say, you can always play the covid card ....lockdown, unable to travel, etc. You'll be fine.

 





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24 Nov 2021 4:29 PM by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5255 posts Send private message

Take a look here 

https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q360.htm

 

This is an extract: "The law makes no mention as to how far you can go for an MOT."

 


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24 Nov 2021 8:26 PM by baz1946 Star rating. 2255 posts Send private message

So the bit about keeping the distance as short as possible don't count then?





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25 Nov 2021 10:03 AM by acer Star rating. 1451 posts Send private message

I don't believe the law is as simple as that.  The "test of reasonableness" may still apply, dependant on the circumstances. 

You cannot rely on the literal interpretation of the law as an absolute defence.  eg a drive to Edinbugh from Dover in an obviously unroadworthy vehicle would be likely to risk prosecution.

 



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25 Nov 2021 10:52 AM by baz1946 Star rating. 2255 posts Send private message

People know they can't drive on any road with no insurance, they push the limits with no TAX and MOT, so they keep insurance going, you can just imagine asking a car Insurance person can I drive with no current MOT, only a fool would / could answer that one, then have an accident in a car with no current MOT of course the insurance company would own up to saying we told them it was okay to drive. And it's near impossible to get Road Tax on a car with no current MOT. No doubt anyone could drive from Spain to the UK with no Insurance, MOT, Road Tax, and never get so much as a second look, take the chance and let us know.



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25 Nov 2021 11:21 AM by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5255 posts Send private message

Quote.  "So the bit about keeping the distance as short as possible don't count then?"

That's sensible advice but it's not the law.





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25 Nov 2021 11:56 AM by baz1946 Star rating. 2255 posts Send private message

You will commit an offence if you park a vehicle without an MOT on the road. The law makes no mention as to how far you can go for an MOT but we would suggest the distance is kept as short as possible because even though you are exempt from having a valid MOT certificate in the circumstances described above, if you are stopped by the police you could still be prosecuted for any defective parts on your vehicle e.g. exhaust, brakes and tyres etc. If you call in at shops etc. on your way to the MOT, it may be held that you are using the vehicle for other purposes and the above exemption won't apply. The further you travel the more likelihood there is of your vehicle triggering an ANPR camera and you being stopped.



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25 Nov 2021 1:13 PM by genuvenue Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

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