The lack of a valid MOT certificate presents a car seller with two major problems: 1. A buyer will not be able to drive the car away from the purchase. 2. A buyer will have to pay for repairs if they wish to drive the car in the future.
Both of those problems inconvenience a buyer and make the vehicle more costly for them to own, which means they won’t pay as much for the car as they would if it was in good condition. This applies whether you’re selling privately or to a company. However, selling a car without an MOT certificate isn’t impossible, depending on how you go about it. Online car buyers, like those that work with Scrap My Car Or Van, will almost always be able to take your car off your hands. You won’t get the same price as you would for the car if it had a valid certificate, but you’ll get a fair deal. These businesses are happy to buy your car because they often have the means to transport it using another vehicle. As long as you provide accurate details of the car’s condition before receiving quotes, you’ll find yourself with a fair deal and the convenience of someone else picking the car up. You can wash your hands of the vehicle without needing to worry about getting it anywhere.