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Your car requires an MOT certificate. When is it legal to drive it without an MOT certificate?

Up to seven days after the old certificate has run out

When driving to an MOT centre to arrange an appointment

When driving the car with the owner’s permission

When driving to an appointment at an MOT centre
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When a car is three years old (four years old in Northern Ireland), it must pass an MOT test and have a valid MOT certificate before it can be used on the road. Exceptionally, you may
• drive to a pre-arranged test appointment or to a garage for repairs