Buying A Car - MoT

Discussion in 'SMB' started by marsey, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. marsey

    marsey Winger

    When buying from a dealership, is there a minimum period of time they have to have left before the MoT is due?
     
  2. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    No. But I would expect them to mot the car before taking possession.
     
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  3. JAZZMANB

    JAZZMANB Striker

    If it's a decent car/dealer ask for a full one if less than 4 or 5 months left
     
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  4. houst69

    houst69 Striker

    When I got mine, they gave me a year
     
  5. marsey

    marsey Winger

    Thanks, lads; just thought I had heard that these days there is a minimum. The one I'm looking at is tested till November, so not a massive issue.
     
  6. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    This basically.

    And a buggered DPF.
     
  7. houst69

    houst69 Striker

    Aye still heard nowt, have to give it 8 weeks then will be in touch with the obundsman
     
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  8. Iballistic George

    Iballistic George Central Defender

    Most dealers offer a minimum of 9 months MOT
     
  9. socrates

    socrates Striker

    An MOT only shows a car is roadworthy on the date it was tested. In your case 3 - 4 months ago, a lot could have happened ti it in that time.

    I would insist on a full 12 months MOT its peace of mind for you and some protection for the dealer.
     
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