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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 25-03-2020, 22:01 Thread Starter
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To SORN or not to SORN?

I've never SORNed a vehicle before but I'm thinking, since none of us is going to be venturing anywhere anytime soon, that would be the sensible thing to do.

But what about insurance? I'm thinking cancelling insurance mid-term would cost and I might also find restarting in 2-3 months I might be paying higher. Also, it might be safer to keep the insurance in place?

What are your thoughts?

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SORN it by all means Jean, but you wouldn't want not to have insurance would you? Risky.
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Yeah, that's my thinking.

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Agree with Alan, SORN yes, but keep the insurance BUT notify them that the vehicle will be off the road "for the duration".

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Sorning is a two minute job as is putting it back on the road. You should do that if its laid up for just a few months anyway.

I just got my van tested early though a week or so ago as I wondered if I might need it if the lights went out or something. Apparently all vehicles whos MOT is due after 30 March are MOT exempt now for six months. Bugger.


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Poor Barry - missed a trick there!!

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Nothing to lose by sorning - I've done it with cars and will probably now do it with the van. We'd been planning to go away in it this week but that's obviously abandoned. I think I'll take it out for a decent run in the next couple of days, then park it up again, pump the tyres up, sorn it and leave it for who knows how long. The MOT is due in May but that's now extended so I'll also forget the oil change it was due as well.
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I don't know how to find out if that is possible in this country or how much it would save, it's already been standing on the drive for 3 months doing nothing except keeping the batteries charged. I haven't had a chance to take it anywhere, hopefully it's not going to mess up the air conditioning as it did in the beginning because it had been standing about at the dealers and cost us 600€ for a new unit because we couldn't get it to a fiat dealer.😩

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Yep, needs a proper run now and again Jan. Personally while our van was not being used I gave it a 20km run once a month to keep things lubricated and moving.

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