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parkview



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28/06/2010 16:40

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Can anyone tell me whether you have to get an MOT after 3 or 5 years with a new car? Also any recommendations on best place to get MOT done near Alsancak, and also emissions check which I understand has to be done before an MOT. Any advice much appreciated.



AlsancakJack



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28/06/2010 16:48

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parkview

It is the emission test that has to be done before the mot and there is only one place to get your mot carried and that is the Police Station in Girne but first of all you have to go to the Tax Office to pay for the mot and get your receipt to show the mot tester. For the mot make sure your car is clean and that you have mud flaps fitted and it should pass with flying colours. Also the mot is every 3 years but I am not sure how old the car has to be for its first mot.

AJ



keithcaley



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28/06/2010 17:01

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Following is a list of the reg no.s that are due for MOT this year, and the dates which you can take them in for the MOT. If you go after this date, you get a small fine(bigger if it's a LOT later

I got the list from the 'Happy Clappy' board - and apparently the 'nicked' it of us in the first place - well, 'borrowed it, anyway...

I think it's approx 3 yrs from date of 1st reg, but not exactly, as you have to follow the chart below - published annually: -



PRIVATE CARS & MOTORCYCLES ONLY - TEST DATES 2010

REG No: Dates:

U, V, Y, AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, BA, BB, BC,

BD, BP, BR, BS, BT, BU, BV. 12/07/2010 22/07/2010

CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, CP, DA, DB, DC, DD,

DE, DF, DU, DV, DY, DZ. 23/07/2010 04/08/2010

EA, EB, EY, EZ, FA, FR, FS, FT 05/08/2010 18/08/2010

FU, FV, FY, FZ, GA, GB, GC, GD 19/08/2010 03/09/2010

GE, GF, GG, GH, GJ, GK, GL 06/09/2010 21/09/2010

JL, JM,JN, JP, JR, JS, JT 22/09/2010 05/10/2010

JU, JV, JY, JZ, KA, KB, KC 06/10/2010 19/10/2010



keithcaley



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Message Posted:
28/06/2010 17:04

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Sorry for the spelling etc, -

parts of the message should read: -

...you get a small fine (bigger if it's a LOT later )



...apparently they 'nicked' it of us in the first place



parkview



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Message Posted:
28/06/2010 17:10

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Thanks for that.



MaggieAndBernie



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Message Posted:
28/06/2010 17:14

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Oh dear, I'm going to be in UK when mine is due - anyone know if I can take it in earlier than the date due? or failing that, roughly how much do they fine you for being 1 week late?



bimbo


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28/06/2010 17:46

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Hi,

You cannot take it in before your due date, the only thing I can suggest is to get a friend to take it in for you.



bimbo



cyprusishome


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28/06/2010 18:22

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The only advice you need for taking car for MOT - make sure it is clean, especially in the engine compartment where they read the engine, chassis number etc. After that upt to the gods as to how much of a check is amde.



harita


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28/06/2010 21:12

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It has just cost a friend 150TL Mot'd late .. 100TL if on time ..



scoobydoo


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28/06/2010 21:49

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We had mud on our car so they told us we needed mud flaps! so clean your car before you go to the mot station and yes you need to do the emissions test first, then go to the tax office and pay for the mot test then go to the Girne police station for the mot test.



MOT's are not the same as in UK, it really depends on how the tester feels on the day. The last time we had a crack on the number plate and was given our mot certificate but told to get a new plate. They never looked at anything else on the car at all!



parkview



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Message Posted:
29/06/2010 08:36

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I am a little confused as was told to go to the garage next to the Mercedes garage in Girne for MOT test, was told this is where they are done?



Deniz1


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29/06/2010 09:02

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No its behind the police station if you turn up the road where the mercedes garage is you take the first right its at the end.



AlsancakJack



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29/06/2010 12:19

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My car failed on being dirty and also the exhaust pipe being too long! I took it to my mechanic and he put it up on the ramp and got an angle grinder to the pipe and afterwards used his pressure cleaner to clean the car (did not charge me a penny) but he warned me that I should take it back the same day because you do not get a failure notice and if you leave it until the next day the mot tester will have forgotten about what it failed on and might find something else wrong.

AJ



keithcaley



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Message Posted:
29/06/2010 13:42

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AJ,

My old Vitara once failed for having scabby paint! - you'll understand why, if you've seen it

When my spray-gun packed up, I resorted to hand-painting the bonnet - and it passed!



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