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l5foye

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I went to tax my wife's car online. I have to own up and say I wasn't paying full attention. Anyway I entered the car details
and went to pay. As soon as I entered the name on the credit card, the card no., expiry date etc came up automatically. Something struck as a bit strange and looking at the website, I realised I wasn't on the DVA site but one called Vehicleinformation.uk It turns out this site charges 50p for a 24 hour trial and then £5.95 a month thereafter. So I was lucky but worse was to follow. When I went to the DVA site, it informed me that the MoT had expired at the end of April. I never got any reminder and with other cars to look after, it completely slipped my mind. Earliest Mot date in N. Ireland is not until
24 October. I wonder how kindly my wife will take to using a bicycle !
 

KillerHERTZ

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I once did that im ashamed to say. I called up my bank and explained it was a fraudulent transaction. as it was only 50p they didnt query it and added the company to their dodgy list.
 

baxlin

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I went to tax my wife's car online. I have to own up and say I wasn't paying full attention. Anyway I entered the car details
and went to pay. As soon as I entered the name on the credit card, the card no., expiry date etc came up automatically. Something struck as a bit strange and looking at the website, I realised I wasn't on the DVA site but one called Vehicleinformation.uk It turns out this site charges 50p for a 24 hour trial and then £5.95 a month thereafter. So I was lucky but worse was to follow. When I went to the DVA site, it informed me that the MoT had expired at the end of April. I never got any reminder and with other cars to look after, it completely slipped my mind. Earliest Mot date in N. Ireland is not until
24 October. I wonder how kindly my wife will take to using a bicycle !
Whose bat is it? whose ball is it? Who’s responsible for breaking the window?

Translation: whose car is it? Who’s responsible for it being legal?

(Mrs B doesn’t read this forum, thank goodness!)
 

renault12ts

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I went to tax my wife's car online. I have to own up and say I wasn't paying full attention. Anyway I entered the car details
and went to pay. As soon as I entered the name on the credit card, the card no., expiry date etc came up automatically. Something struck as a bit strange and looking at the website, I realised I wasn't on the DVA site but one called Vehicleinformation.uk It turns out this site charges 50p for a 24 hour trial and then £5.95 a month thereafter. So I was lucky but worse was to follow. When I went to the DVA site, it informed me that the MoT had expired at the end of April. I never got any reminder and with other cars to look after, it completely slipped my mind. Earliest Mot date in N. Ireland is not until
24 October. I wonder how kindly my wife will take to using a bicycle !
She'll be fine. You are allowed, so long as the car is roadworthy and can show, if asked, that the MOT is booked to continue to drive until the MOT. I booked our van on Tuesday and got a date of 21st Oct. It is due on 28th June. If you had got the reminder there was slip in the envelope advising of this.
 

renault12ts

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OP . Am I reading this right ? You can not find a place to MOT your car until the end of October 2022 !?
In NI the MOT is centralised in a number of Govt. run sites. And yep...the backlog is extensive at the moment.
 

A.J.

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I find he easiest and safest way is to lodge a standing order with the DVLC for the RFL. Havn't even got to think about renewing RFL. I know it is a little more expensive but to me it is worth it to eradicate the fuss and bother of remembering when to do it and how to do it :)
 

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