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Default OT: Very, very short term car insurance

On 20/04/2021 19:27, Clive Arthur wrote:
On 20/04/2021 19:02, GB wrote:
My son has an old banger sitting on the driveway. He wants to insure
it, take it for an mot, then stick it back on the driveway and cancel
the insurance.

There'd be a cancellation charge, but it's cheaper than a temporary

Any thoughts? Will they blacklist him?

Plenty of garages will pick up a car to take for an MOT.* The bloke I
use sends his lad round and charges £55 for an MOT with pick up and
return, and he's about five miles away.

A friend of ours had his car picked up by the garage and MOTed. On the
way back, the driver wrote it off. The garage then claimed that the
driver should not have been driving, did not have permission and was not
covered by their insurance!

It all got sorted out in the end, but it took time and effort and being
without a car for some time.