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Steve74

Car transporters ?

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Morning all been a while since I've posted much but i'm after some information or some guidance , I'm looking to buy my old Celica back from the previous seller as he no longer uses the car and was wondering whats the best way to get it back up to York from Peterborough.

Sadly there is not Mot on the car as its not been used in since 2014 and the vehicle is SORN so need advice on transporters , is it worth getting someone else to pick it up or is better to hire a transporter and do it yourself.

any help would be appreciated.

Steve

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over here you can tow-rope anywhere as long as its not a moterway :P no a-frames there either ?

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We had the option to use trade plates but as the brake pipes had perished we didn't want to risk it. So car transporter is collecting the car on Monday evening from Peterborough and delivering around 10pm that night.

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Does it drive OK? Would it pass an MOT? If two yeses, book an MOT at your local garage/MOT station :D

Insure it first though :o

PS - whilst this would be technically legal, I'm not seriously advising this ...

I've done this. It doesn't even have to pass MOT. Its legal to drive a car on the road without MOT or tax if it is going to or from a pre booked MOT. Insure it and your good to go. Legislation doesn't say it has to come and go from same address. I've done it. Been stopped by police and they couldn't find a fault in the logic. Car failed MOT and I drove it home. The MOT cost £30.50 (in NI), and a retest in 21 days is only £17.50. So basically cost me £17.50 to move car and I got a professional assessment of what the car needed for MOT for free.

But make sure obvious things are okay. Lights, tyres, number plates and that it can basically drive safely. Wouldn't chance it with dodgy brakes or suspension hanging out of it.

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If it's failed an MOT and previous one has lapsed as well then you can't drive it unless you are driving to a MOT station that the car is booked into. Driving it home instead of a MOT station would be illegal.

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For comparison prices.

Im transporting 2 celicas from swansea to west sussex and the best price i can get on shiply is £350.

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If it's failed an MOT and previous one has lapsed as well then you can't drive it unless you are driving to a MOT station that the car is booked into. Driving it home instead of a MOT station would be illegal.

There's nothing stopping you from a break in the journey for refreshments etc... if your house happens to be inbetween, then you could go home first.

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There's nothing stopping you from a break in the journey for refreshments etc... if your house happens to be inbetween, then you could go home first.

Your right but if you get pulled by Vosa instead of the police you'd be grilled a lot more. I personally wouldn't risk it and I wouldn't recommend it. Stopping for breaks on a long journey are needed but if you miss the mot time that is booked in for then it's illegal. Even getting caught in traffic for longer than expected could mean your driving illegally.

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Your right but if you get pulled by Vosa instead of the police you'd be grilled a lot more. I personally wouldn't risk it and I wouldn't recommend it. Stopping for breaks on a long journey are needed but if you miss the mot time that is booked in for then it's illegal. Even getting caught in traffic for longer than expected could mean your driving illegally.

Can vosa pull a private car over ? Thought they only had powers overa specially licences vehicles like hgv and taxi ?

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Been checked by visa and police working together down Great Yarmouth.

your mastercard running sweet then :P

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with such a long distance, the problem is if you break down on the motorway, the aa wont tow you and getting an emergency recovery will cost 3-10 times more than a pre-booked recovery

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http://www.transporterhire.co.uk/

A friend of mine has used this company and they seem pretty good.

Cost is £105 for 24 hour rental. You get 259 miles allowance and then 12p per mile thereafter.

If the car is a distance away, it may be worth considering.

There are various depots you can use. He used the one in Bradford.

Hope this helps.

I used these guys to move my Super Bee a couple weeks back from Bristol to Cam. Only thing to mind is the weight limit as most of them will be 1500kgs tops (the Bee was partially stripped so I risked it :lol:) but that should be fine for anything celica related!

Would deffo use them again though.

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If it's failed an MOT and previous one has lapsed as well then you can't drive it unless you are driving to a MOT station that the car is booked into. Driving it home instead of a MOT station would be illegal.

Sorry, beg to differ. DVA state that you can only drive a car that is insured, but has no MOT or tax, to and from an MOT Centre (pre Booked Test) or to a VOSA/DVA inspection centre (say for registering or reclassifying) So if a car fails MOT as long as it is going back to your home, OR a place for repair, it can be driven on road without MOT or Tax, Must be insured, also MOT centre are required, if failure considered dangerous, to impound vehicle/prevent it being moved until you get a transporter to move it. That's from 2 MOT inspectors directly, and the DVA website.

If the failure is dangerous, and you insist on moving it, they would contact the police.

That's MOT centres in NI, which are government owned and run. But the website is for all localities.

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