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Help / Rant - What you do when you can't find your MOT certificate?

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LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 15:38:53

I'm normally very organise but i have just filed all my paperwork and I cannot find My Mot cert anywhere, must have lost it in the move, I have also lost a big file full of filed paperwork and my P45 (though not sure i actually ever had that)

Am feeling quite stressed about it and if im very honest i'm abit narked that i cxannot live my life without having annoying bits of paper to find/ file/ keep etc etc bet they never had all this back in my grans day!

Oh you know those blue stickers that tell you when your MOT is due, well its so faded I can't see when it's due, I have a gut feeling it is soon!

babygrand Tue 14-Aug-07 15:40:21

Shouldn't they all be online now? You can renew your road tax online and it will automatically 'see' your MOT cert.

gomez Tue 14-Aug-07 15:40:25

Go back to here you had it done and ask for a copy. They should be able to search under your registration number and find it that way if you are not sure of the date.


Tigana Tue 14-Aug-07 15:40:32

Do you have the owners certifiacte thingy ( you know the one you have to fill in when you buy/sell/scrap it?) Can us ethe ref number on that to check on the DVLA website when MOT is due iirc

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 15:42:10

I have no idea where i had the MOT done Will go and look for the owners cert thingy......

scienceteacher Tue 14-Aug-07 15:45:38

If your last MOT was a computer-generated one, you should be able to get the info online using your registration number and log-book details.

lailasmum Tue 14-Aug-07 15:46:00

The last couple of years they are electronic ones and you don't get given one. When you renew your road tax it automatically knows and you don't have to do anything. You could phone the garage you had it done and ask.

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 15:53:43

Have not found anything to do with the car - am really worried now!!

scienceteacher Tue 14-Aug-07 15:57:18

Could it be in the glove compartment of the car?

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 15:59:49

I've been doing paperwork all day, i've been through every draw, in the car, in our wardobe and still haven't found aything apart from th piece of paper i printed out fro when i last taxed it which was almost 6mths ago, only place left to look is in the attic but i cant get up there til dp gets home and im not convinced its up there but then i've looked everywhere else.

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 16:04:37

To check it online I need the test number from the Mot Cert!

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 16:20:15

I have now phoned them and they say unless i have the log book they cant help me, will have to ask dp to search the attic

charliecat Tue 14-Aug-07 16:23:51

when you got it taxed you would have needed the mot?

Tigana Tue 14-Aug-07 16:24:15

Noooo, to check MOT online you need the ref number from the log book. We did it with one of DHs old vans. (if you had the mot certificate you wouldn't need to check MOT online would you...!!)

BTW - even though it is all electronic now they should still give you a print out MOT - in case you don't have internet access/debit/credit card to renew online etc.

HATE paperwork, is bane of my life! Good luck!

charliecat Tue 14-Aug-07 16:25:30

My point being youve had it in the last 6 months, and it SHOULD be near the bit of paper you needed to tax the car with.
Have you double checked it all?

MaureenMLove Tue 14-Aug-07 16:40:14

HAVE YOU FOUND IT YET {ooops! sorry - didn't mean to shout)

harpsichordcarrier Tue 14-Aug-07 16:41:18

if you think you need another one soon anyway, then why not go and get another MOT?

elasticbandstand Tue 14-Aug-07 16:50:47

i always get into a complete panic when i can't find mine. stop looking. it will turn up. is it normally around the same time as tax?

lailasmum Tue 14-Aug-07 17:20:43

we have had an electronic one for 2 years and never get a paper one. You just get a thing thats a confirmation you've had it done thing.

bookwormtailmum Tue 14-Aug-07 17:36:55

Won't the garage you used write to you near the time of your MOT? I have my car done at a dealers (only cos it's free) and they send me the annual reminder.

I always get into a mad flap when it's time to tax the car as 9 times out of 10 I can't lay my hands on my insurance cert/MOT certificate . One of these days I'll be organised enough to do it online.

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 18:39:48

Still not found it dp has been in the attic and still no joy! I have phoned the DVLA and they say as we moved 8 weeks ago i need to get a change of address form and sort that out first THEN i can ask for a new log book which will cost me £25 and takes 2 weeks to arrive but if my thinking is right and my MOT is due soon I could end up with no MOT before the log book comes! So looks like i will end up having to tax and mot it by the end of this month!!!! And i have NO money so will have to go into more debt to sort this mess out Sometimes I hate being an adult and having responsibility and wish i could go and live in a commune by the sea where I could grow my own food and be self sufficent! (not happening, need to just accept im a grown up and my life is sometimes boring and stressful!)

LIZS Tue 14-Aug-07 18:43:29

Contact the garage who did it for a duplicate ?

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 18:46:01

I have used to many garages for this car in the past 12mths i have no idea who did the mot.

elasticbandstand Tue 14-Aug-07 18:48:25

so what made you look for your MOT?

why dont you wait til you have to retax it and do it then?
live life on the edge
just think of all those oter pepole who drive around with no tax or insurance and GEt away with it.,

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Aug-07 18:53:12

I needed to catch up with paperwork, filing and sending things off etc and i noticed i hadnt seen any of my car stuff! I cant help being a natural panicker. Come to think of it, i didnt see my paper bit to my driving license either! Oh god!

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