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Pollyanna
#1 Posted : 27 September 2018 06:38:41(UTC)
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The DVLA have a new service available for free.  They will send you a reminder that your MOT is due about one month before it is due. I have find it useful as I accidentally forgot the date of my MOT and was driving around for two weeks without an up to date MOT.

You can request it on the DVLA website.

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#2 Posted : 27 September 2018 07:10:00(UTC)
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I've used this service on both my cars and it works well. As you say a reminder e mail is sent one month before the MOT expiry date. Worth doing in my opinion.


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#3 Posted : 27 September 2018 09:16:57(UTC)
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Its not that "new" actually, been out a while now. I use it for my 5, wife's audi, sons Punto evo and mother in laws Puegeot 206. It helps to keep some track of things! When you get the reminder, that's virtually the date you can submit for a test (13 month MOT scenario) I do find it useful 

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#4 Posted : 27 September 2018 09:27:29(UTC)
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Good idea, signed up with both of our cars.

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#5 Posted : 27 September 2018 10:47:12(UTC)
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Yes, I too signed up for our fleet some months ago now. Not sure how I found out about it, may even have been highlighted by the DVLA?

Shouldn't really be needed as have a daily diary but history has shown me that it is very possible to forget or lose track of things with the MOT, particularly if you have several to think about.

The emailed reminder can only be a good thing and as said above get in for the 13 month MOT. 

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#6 Posted : 27 September 2018 11:30:51(UTC)
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I too signed up for all our fleet.  What is unclear is what happens if you cancel a notification for a vehicle you dispose of.  Does it cancel all notifications to that e-mail address, or just for that vehicle.  I haven't risked clicking the cancel button just in case.

Has anyone tried this?

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#7 Posted : 27 September 2018 12:30:40(UTC)
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My garage sends me emails and  text when the MOT is due.

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#8 Posted : 27 September 2018 12:58:13(UTC)
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been around a while, check out the sticky post at the top of this  very forum..!  

 

https://www.mx5oc.co.uk/forum/yaf_postst103880_MOT-reminder-service--Gov-uk.aspx

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#9 Posted : 27 September 2018 14:03:20(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Keith&Jayne Go to Quoted Post

I too signed up for all our fleet.  What is unclear is what happens if you cancel a notification for a vehicle you dispose of.  Does it cancel all notifications to that e-mail address, or just for that vehicle.  I haven't risked clicking the cancel button just in case.

Has anyone tried this?

 

How many do you have???

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#10 Posted : 27 September 2018 15:47:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: saz9961 Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: Keith&Jayne Go to Quoted Post

I too signed up for all our fleet.  What is unclear is what happens if you cancel a notification for a vehicle you dispose of.  Does it cancel all notifications to that e-mail address, or just for that vehicle.  I haven't risked clicking the cancel button just in case.

Has anyone tried this?

 

How many do you have???

Only 4, although it was 5.......

 

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#11 Posted : 27 September 2018 19:39:29(UTC)
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I have an "app" on my phone called "Vehicle Smart". As well as the MOT it reminds me of upcoming vehicle tax and it can also be set to remind me of insurance renewal time.

It provides MOT history of 10 years and mileage data. I use it to check out any vehicle I'm interested in.
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#12 Posted : 27 September 2018 19:47:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Paul W Go to Quoted Post
I have an "app" on my phone called "Vehicle Smart". As well as the MOT it reminds me of upcoming vehicle tax and it can also be set to remind me of insurance renewal time.

It provides MOT history of 10 years and mileage data. I use it to check out any vehicle I'm interested in.

Just installed it, thanks. It looks useful.

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#13 Posted : 27 September 2018 20:01:36(UTC)
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You're welcome!
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#14 Posted : 28 September 2018 08:16:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ATR Go to Quoted Post
I've used this service on both my cars and it works well. As you say a reminder e mail is sent one month before the MOT expiry date. Worth doing in my opinion.


Andrew

 

I have just realised that they also send you the MOT notification at two weeks prior to the official MOT date too.

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