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How do MoTs for exempt vehicles work - will my car actually pass or fail?

There seems to be a lot of uncertainty surrounding voluntary MoTs, including from the DfT. What is the legal status of a voluntary MoT (for an MoT-exempt Historic vehicle)? Will I receive a pass or fail notice and any advisories, or is it all on an informal basis?

Asked on 4 March 2019 by mrick

Answered by Keith Moody
If your car is exempt from MoT and you take it to be tested, it will be tested in accordance with the new MoT system. If your car fails, it will not be allowed on the road again until work has been done to rectify the fault and the car has been retested.
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