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Hi I am wondering if I take my swiss car to england whether I can mot it there and class it as an expertise here.

I was talking to a guy at the garage and he said he took his fathers to portugal Mot it there and took it to service automobile here in valais and the stamped the certificate saying it passed its expertise.

Has anyone ever done this in england?

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Hi I am wondering if I take my swiss car to england whether I can mot it there and class it as an expertise here.

I was talking to a guy at the garage and he said he took his fathers to portugal Mot it there and took it to service automobile here in valais and the stamped the certificate saying it passed its expertise.

Has anyone ever done this in england?

Thanks Shelley
I don't believe it for a moment, he is pulling your leg. You would have to change the headlights & move the rear fog light to be road legal in the UK.
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I don't believe it for a moment, he is pulling your leg. You would have to change the headlights & move the rear fog light to be road legal in the UK.
Headlights, to be sure, but foglight? I don't think so. I don't know, but accept it as most likely, that the C&U regs specify that a single_ foglight must be on one side or t'other, but I'm pretty sure checking such wouldn't be part of the MOT.

Unless it's specifically listed in the MOT testers' guide, it's not their job to check C&U compliance.
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is your car registered in CH and on CH plates? If so absolutely NO- the standards are very different.
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Headlights, to be sure, but foglight? I don't think so. I don't know, but accept it as most likely, that the C&U regs specify that a single_ foglight must be on one side or t'other, but I'm pretty sure checking such wouldn't be part of the MOT.

Unless it's specifically listed in the MOT testers' guide, it's not their job to check C&U compliance.
If you import a car from the UK you have to change the side of the rear fog light, possibly it's just swop the bulb to the other side.
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is your car registered in CH and on CH plates? If so absolutely NO- the standards are very different.
TBH in many cases it's easier here as long as the engine is clean. You can sign a form saying you will fix minor defects, that does not work with the MOT. Other than leaking oil I don't think it's 'very different'
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Re: car expertise in england?

hey thanks very much, I kinda forgot about the opposite side of the road thing ha. Anyway I called VOSA and they said it would only stand for the UK. But thank you very much for the reply's.

As for the portuguese guy maybe he isn't pulling my leg as they drive on the same side as here, but who knows!
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