MOT Failures – know your options

Car Take Back, Car scrappage

Drivers with MOT failures now have options…

Now that the government has announced the COVID-19 MOT extension will end earlier than planned on 31st July 2020, many drivers will now need to book their MOT Test.

With many cars now over their originally due date, if your car fails its MOT, knowing what to do for the best can be difficult. Especially if it’s an older vehicle, sometimes the cost of the repair is just too expensive.

By getting a no obligation, instant valuation for any vehicle at, you can find out how much your car is worth and weigh up your options accordingly.

When stricter limits were brought in for emission control for any vehicles fitted with a Diesel Particular Filter, figures by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), showed that MOT emissions test failures doubled in the first 6 months of this being introduced.

CarTakeBack has seen a rise in MOT failure collections. With the ‘dangerous’ fault category, brought in in 2018, drivers can find themselves in the position that their MOT failure is not only beyond repair but is illegal to drive away.

CarTakeBack offer fast and free collection from anywhere in the UK, so if you can’t drive your car then no problem, CarTakeBack can collect it from you or straight from the MOT Centre.

Selling your MOT failure with CarTakeBack is simple

  1. Get a free online quote at
  2. Arrange car collection for your MOT failure.
  3. Get paid and CarTakeBack will help to sort the paperwork.

Official DVLA paperwork sorted

When you sell your old car, it’s important to get the legal paperwork right and ensure you’re free of any responsibility, avoiding any fines. Selling your MOT failure with CarTakeBack means you’re safe in the knowledge that everything will be done correctly and they’ll help you sort the necessary paperwork.

About CarTakeBack

Formed in 2005, CarTakeBack are a nationwide network of fully licensed recycling centres, offering fast and free collection from anywhere in the UK.

The CarTakeBack network have issued over 5 million DVLA Certificates of Destruction and diverted 5 million tonnes of automotive waste from landfill!

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