Useless Information - Nearly

Started by: cordyline (5350) 

We can now check renewal dates of MOT and vehicle road tax of most cars

Started: 14th Mar 2016 at 13:00

Posted by: brocklanders (696) 

You can also now check the MOT History of ANY car with just Reg and Make, useful when looking to buy a motor you're interested in!


Replied: 14th Mar 2016 at 19:12

Posted by: baker boy (15427)

good idea from the civil service ?

Replied: 15th Mar 2016 at 15:04

Posted by: Anne (3789) 

Had my car tested noon today and for curiosity looked, there it is

Replied: 15th Mar 2016 at 15:22

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Our little red car goes in for test on Thursday

Replied: 15th Mar 2016 at 23:10

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

AND I took a vehicle for a MOT type test today too

Replied: 15th Mar 2016 at 23:36

Posted by: PeterP (7707)

I have changed my number plates. Took my personalized plates off and now got 61 plates. When I got my new V5c form there was a leaflet which said no new MOT/TAX forms would be sent out but the existing MOT/TAX would be transferred over to my new plates till the time of renewal. Tried the Mot history link does not recognise either sets of plates

Replied: 17th Mar 2016 at 15:18

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Peter P
It will take a couple of weeks

Red car passed Mot today; £40

Replied: 17th Mar 2016 at 17:24

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

An easy way to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

1; Double the value
2; Deduct the value of the first digit
3; Add 32

eg 23 degrees Celsius x 2
=46 minus 4 = 42 then add 32 to get 74F

Replied: 8th May 2016 at 16:01

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

If you want to test your land-line phone without ringing someone else

Dial your own number -- if your phone is working it will give the engaged tone

Replied: 20th Jul 2016 at 12:39

Posted by: dave© (3506)

Or dial 17070

Replied: 20th Jul 2016 at 13:09

Posted by: chatty (7589) 

If you want to save money on batteries take them out of your front door bell.

Don't forget to check every couple of minutes though that no one is stood there pressing the buzzer.

Replied: 20th Jul 2016 at 15:36

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Haha chatty

Replied: 20th Jul 2016 at 16:13

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Replied: 20th Jul 2016 at 18:04

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

When you plan your trip to Prague, don't book a flight out on Friday; or return on Monday

Those are the most popular times for young blokes on their Stag do

Replied: 25th Dec 2016 at 17:34

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Save time when crossing a one-way street by only looking in the direction of oncoming traffic. -
D. Rogers, Kitt Green

When crossing a one-way street always look in BOTH directions in case a large blue furniture removal lorry is reversing the wrong way up the road. -
D. Rogers, Gidlow Ward, Wigan Infirmary

Replied: 8th Feb 2017 at 15:37

Posted by: madamehmurray (6144) 

Everything is all online now. I can pay for my registration renewal online from DMV. All vehicular information is online. No need to go to DMV.

Replied: 11th Feb 2017 at 05:24

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Don't need a MOT in the USA

Replied: 14th Feb 2017 at 21:44
Last edited by britboy: 14th Feb 2017 at 21:44:57

Posted by: baker boy (15427)

cordyline make sure you dont use your time saving tip on caroline street,every day my friend sees at least two vehicles going the wrong way,police arent interested.

Replied: 14th Feb 2017 at 23:43

Posted by: madamehmurray (6144) 

I do know what it is. a MOT its the same as inspecting a car over here its good every 2 years or year here. I do know something about mechanics.

Replied: 16th Feb 2017 at 02:08
Last edited by madamehmurray: 16th Feb 2017 at 02:14:16

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Replied: 20th Nov 2019 at 22:44

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

cordy nowt better than a good cup of tea,without suger of course..

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 07:54

Posted by: PeterP (7707)

Motorbike on PAD today NO Mot or tax

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 09:54

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

peter its not on the road so dont need tax and mot,also for tax purposes a bike is classed as bicycle so is the pusbike taxed?..

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 10:06

Posted by: PeterP (7707)

Lg you are the type of person who say its OK to use a scambler bike off road but I say who ever has that motorbike has to cross/use the public highway at some point so should be taxed and motIf an electric bicycle meets the EAPC requirements then it is exept but if it does not meet the EAPC then it must be taxed and insured.
Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle=EAPC requirement

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 10:26

Posted by: FAT MICK (1241) 

The motorbike was on the road a few minuets later as it went up and turned into the Beech Hill council estate

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 10:32

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

peter i was being sarcastic!i never said it was ok,my bike is taxed i pay monthly

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 11:01

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4890)

Just so yoo know that taxis don't have MOT's they have 'Certificates of Compliance' these are issued every six months, providing the taxi passes its test, the council tests taxis every six months, and although the 'Certificate of Compliance' is inputted into the DVLA system, they don't show up on those universal MOT searches

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 11:15

Posted by: whups (4622) 

arnt they suppose to pay tax like the rest of us ? .

Replied: 21st Nov 2019 at 16:40

Posted by: Anne (3789) 

Some cars are exempt from both road tax and MOT. I know of at least one person on these boards who will not need to pay, just as I don't pay road tax or MOT.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2019 at 07:33

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4890)

Replied: 22nd Nov 2019 at 07:38

Posted by: bentlegs (4526)

If you drive a invalid car you will change it after 3 years so no MOT and they are Tax exempt.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2019 at 14:40

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

also vehicles over 40 year old are tax and mot exempt..

Replied: 22nd Nov 2019 at 15:27

Posted by: priscus (8272)

I thought invalid cars had been declared unsafe, and banned from UK roads in 2003!

My current car, had been pre-owned. It is not in any way adapted, but prior owner had it registered as a Motability vehicle. Had to re-register it when I acquired it.

(It is an automatic)

Former owner told me he had bought it with the cash he was given to replace his invalid car.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2019 at 17:08
Last edited by priscus: 22nd Nov 2019 at 17:15:25

Posted by: PeterP (7707)

Bentlegs Motability cars are replaced every 3 years but you have to Mot the car before you replace it (no charge to the keeper)

Replied: 22nd Nov 2019 at 17:28


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