Check your MoT expiry date
My Mercedes-Benz SL (R129) had a current MoT that was down to expire on 16 February 2016. The certificate clearly stated that to preserve the anniversary of the expiry date, the earliest date the car could be presented for MoT was 17 January 2016.
I presented the car for MoT on 19 January, which it passed, but when I inspected the certificate, it showed an expiry date of 18 January 2017. I raised this with the tester, who informed me that the date was entered by the computer and he had no control over it. I contacted the DVLA, who confirmed that it was incorrect, but they were unable to explain why the wrong date had been inserted. They also stated it was not an isolated incident.
It appears as a result of my enquiry, DVLA will re-issue the certificate with the correct date but this will take eight to 10 weeks. It is worth any reader who has take their vehicle for MoT recently to check the expiry dates. Stephen Hopley, Walsall, West Midlands