If your vehicle is 3 years old or over, by law you are required to have an MOT.on an annual basis.
The Ministry Of Transport Test, more commonly known as an MOT Test, is an annual safety check carried out by a professional nominated tester to ensure that the vehicle meets the minimum safety standards, as well as the required level of exhaust emissions legally set out to all drivers by the DVSA (formerly VOSA).
HOW IT WORKS
During your MOT Test the nominated tester will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around the vehicle. This includes the interior, the exterior, under the bonnet and beneath the vehicle.
The MOT Tester ensures the vehicle is roadworthy, safe and compliant with all emission requirements.
See our FAQ's for more information
WHEN IS MY MOT DUE ?
You can find the expiry date of your previous MOT on your existing MOT Test Certificate and can have your vehicle MOT tested (up to) 28 days in advance.
The expiry date of your new MOT Certificate is exactly 12 months after the expiry of your previous MOT Test, not the date of your latest, meaning that advance MOT Test won't effect the length between valid MOT Certification.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY VEHICLE FAILS THE MOT TEST ?
Should your vehicle fail, you will be issued with a VT3O Certificate stating clearly the items that caused the failure of the MOT test. We always ensure you're clear about what needs to be fixed in order for a pass to be issued. In certain cases expert or special services may be required regarding emissions or welding. Ten days are given to rectify any issues highlighted during any failed test.
Remember: it is your choice when these repairs are made, but a car without a current MOT Test Certificate is not allowed on the road except when going for repairs for an MOT test, or to a prearranged MOT test.