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  1. #11
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    Kevin - with respect (genuinely) I think you have missed the point. Insurers are not entitled to give anyone permission to drive an unregistered car on a public road for any reason.
    They can cover your liability but that does not make the driving of an unregistered vehicle legal unless to/from a COMPULSORY test - in these circumstances this means what is stated in post #22 of the previous thread. A MOT is not compulsory for an unregistered kit​ and therefore you are not legally entitled to drive to one. You can of course have work carried out at premises which are an MOT station but pre-IVA you would have to transport your kit there. If you have a fail sheet from an IVA you are entitled to drive to premises to have the work carried out (and if you want a pseudo-MOT carried out whilst your car is there, you can)
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    Hi Robin, I agree, an MOT is a non-mandatory test. Also agree with your point regarding insurers and liability. imho you need to be having something done other than just an MOT - perhaps I wasn't clear.

    You can of course have work carried out at premises which are an MOT station but pre-IVA you would have to transport your kit there.


    I guess this is the crux of the matter.

    I took my interpretation given from the official response shown on another forum here:
    https://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/topic...a-pre-iva-mot/

    Anyway, the arguments are well laid out here, so that people can make their on decisions.
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    Just to add my bit be careful that if you go on a trailer that the trailer is in good order and has a service history and the person towing it has the correct licence category to tow that weight of trailer and that the insurance company of the tow vehicle knows the forecast value of the goods in transit?? As most of us haven't built a car over a number of years that's valued at £2.50 more line £25,000 if not £35,000 and there's your argument, not that I dislike insurance company's?.
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    If your Cobra is on a trailer the insurers of the car pulling it will not cover the trailer or the car on the trailer (unless you’re paying an extra premium).

    After an accident they will only cover third party and any damage to the car pulling the trailer.

    Same as when I’m pulling my caravan, the car’s covered but the caravan’s isn’t.

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    I still can’t beleive people would want to drive a completely untested or professionally uninspected vehicle on the road even to and from a mandatory test.

    It beggars belief when decent trailer hire is available. If your car is found at test to be seriously defective you will get a pg9 and you will have to get it trailered away or recovered anyway.

    Why play with your life, the life of others and your £50k investment.

    The other thing that bugs me is people moan about a £1.50 a mile trailering rate from a company that has specialist experience in lashing and strapping loads in a fully goods in transit insured enclosed trailer.

    Atleast this thread now highlights what’s required for the appropriate transportation of such vehicles and recognition of what reasonable costs are will be understood.

    There’s only one way to do things and that’s properly.

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    I live 5 miles from the mot garage. If I could find someone who’d trailer it for £15 I’d bite their hand off

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterj1974 View Post
    I live 5 miles from the mot garage. If I could find someone who’d trailer it for £15 I’d bite their hand off
    Can the garage arrange to collect the car and return it to you for a fee? They will probably have trade plates for this.
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    I was with Hagerty and they said, as long as the test is pre booked and you take a direct route then it isn't a problem. Brakes, lights and emissions all need to be set up with the correct equipment.
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    So your driving it to the pre booked test with the insurers approval with incorrectly or un set up brakes.

    As for trailering rates I usually start at 50miles minimum. Anything less is negotiated on an hourly rate price or a pre negotiated set cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimeara View Post
    So your driving it to the pre booked test with the insurers approval with incorrectly or un set up brakes.
    I think that’s a bit melodramatic to be honest. There’s nothing to stop me (or a million other me’s) changing brake pads at the weekend and putting them in backwards or doing something else equally daft.

    A bit of common sense goes a long way.

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