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An as expected Pass/no advisories on the Evora at 8am today. My first with the car but the second it’s had. Three weeks overdue as had just forgotten.  Up to 8600 mileage now. Anyone one else had one of those ‘oh shit I’m 200 miles from home and the mot’s out’ moments lol?

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An as expected Pass/no advisories on the Evora at 8am today. My first with the car but the second it’s had. Three weeks overdue as had just forgotten.  Up to 8600 mileage now. Anyone one else had one

The same for me - the claim would be effectively around £100. Take into account the time spent submitting it and it's just too much hassle, which is probably exactly what they want you to think.

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Similar. My good lady and I, along with the dogs, went up to the north west of Scotland in our SAAB to stay with her relatives for the New Year.

On the way back home, we had an "Oh shit, I'm 200 miles from home and you're telling me the car's MOT expired in August and the tax ran out a couple of days ago, officer?" moments. The car's MOT was indeed due back in mid-August but I'd had it tested (passed with a 2 minor advisories) a couple of weeks prior to the due date and the tax was on automatic renewal via direct debit so to be honest, I hadn't even bothered to check it was all OK as everything had run smoothly in previous years.

Fortunately, by chance, I had all the car's documents with me so being able to show the MOT certificate to the traffic cop certainly softened his attitude towards me. An online check on the DVSA site confirmed the MOT details, but the DVLA site showed 'MOT expired', hence the tax hadn't renewed when it was due to at midnight on the previous day, 1st January. As it was obviously a cock-up outwith my control, I didn't get a ticket and the car wasn't impounded but I was told that he couldn't let us continue our journey until the car was officially showing as all legal. I phoned both the DVLA and the DVSA and of course, each blamed the other's system for not communicating with their's. DVSA said they would download the details again but that would only happen overnight so we were going no further that day. Have you ever tried to find some last-minute dog-friendly accommodation when pretty much everywhere is still closed for their New Year holidays?

Eventually we found somewhere a few miles away and the boys in blue escorted us there. Luckily, we had taken an over-supply of raw dog food with us in a coolbox so they didn't starve although we struggled to find anywhere for an evening meal and ended up with a rather unappetising takeaway - we'd probably have been better off sharing with the pooches, :rolleyes: . Next day, with the relevant details now in their system, another lengthy phone call to the DVLA (getting through their multi-choice menu is a nightmare!) saw us all taxed and ready to roll, getting home the best part of 24 hours later than planned.

Since it was their fault, I enquired with DVLA/DVSA about the additional costs we'd incurred. Did we get them reimbursed? What do you think? :angry:

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7 hours ago, Alfa2Evora said:

 

Since it was their fault, I enquired with DVLA/DVSA about the additional costs we'd incurred. Did we get them reimbursed? What do you think? :angry:

Frustrating to say the very least. 👎

I deal with DVLA/DVSA every day and you wouldn’t believe how many poor communication/cock up mistakes are made. I get so annoyed with their easy cop out and very overused and bullshit line ‘we did send an email out to you’ - Well, No you didn’t - Idiots! And again no reimbursement to speak of. 

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They do both have a duty of care to provide a professional service and a small claims submission would I am sure have found in your favour..... Maybe if people start to pursue them for negligence they'll get better....

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4 hours ago, C8RKH said:

They do both have a duty of care to provide a professional service and a small claims submission would I am sure have found in your favour..... Maybe if people start to pursue them for negligence they'll get better....

You are correct in the fact a small claim is allowable. Their cop-out being I can claim for a maximum of 2 hours of my time. Each claim takes longer than that to submit so becomes a pretty pointless exercise and not worth the time and trouble to pursue. (And no it’s not as simple as increasing my hourly rate then claiming unfortunately) 

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3 hours ago, mayevora said:

You are correct in the fact a small claim is allowable. Their cop-out being I can claim for a maximum of 2 hours of my time. Each claim takes longer than that to submit so becomes a pretty pointless exercise and not worth the time and trouble to pursue. (And no it’s not as simple as increasing my hourly rate then claiming unfortunately) 

How can they cap your claim in the small claims court?  The value is for the court to decide surely based on your submission and the small claims court limits.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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This is a figure that the DVLA allow not small claims. I would have needed to claim 8 times in January and February but as each separate claim is around £98 only is it really worth it? 

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The same for me - the claim would be effectively around £100. Take into account the time spent submitting it and it's just too much hassle, which is probably exactly what they want you to think.

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Or, if you set up an account on autotrader.co.uk, you can set up all your various vehicle(s) with reminders for the various anniversaries (tax, MOT, insurance etc). And it's free, innit.

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On ‎08‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 17:05, amoss said:

You can get reminders about MOT being due - sign up here https://www.gov.uk/mot-reminder

Can't see the facility on here to set up a reminder for the DVSA to download the bloomin' details to the DVLA once the MOT has been done,  :rolleyes: :P .

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