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MOT Check

What's included in a free MOT check?

Our website provides a free MOT check service that gives valuable information about a vehicle's MOT history.The information we provide includes:

  • MOT test dates
  • MOT test results
  • Current MOT status
  • MOT expiry date
  • Previous advisories and failures
  • Recorded mileages at each MOT test

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I view a vehicle's MOT history?

To check the MOT history of a vehicle, you can use our free MOT check service. Simply enter the vehicle's registration number, and we'll provide you with the vehicle's MOT history, including the dates of all previous MOT tests and their results. You'll also see the expiration date of the current MOT, as well as any previous advisories or failures. By using our service, you can get a comprehensive understanding of a vehicle's MOT history.

Can a free MOT check help me verify the authenticity of a vehicle's mileage?

Yes, a free MOT check can often help you verify a vehicle's mileage. The service usually provides information about the car's MOT history, which includes recorded mileages at each MOT test. Comparing these figures can help you identify any discrepancies and ensure the car's mileage is genuine.

How long is my MOT certificate valid for?

After passing the MOT test, your certificate will be valid for 12 months. To check how long your MOT certificate is remaining, simply refer to the date on the certificate.

Why is my vehicle's MOT information not available?

There are several reasons why there may be no MOT information available for your vehicle:

  • Your vehicle is too new and has not yet had an MOT test.
  • Your vehicle is too old, and the MOT information may no longer be available.
  • Your vehicle has not passed an MOT test, and the MOT information is not publicly available.
  • The vehicle registration number you entered may be incorrect, or the MOT test was conducted outside of the UK.

If you believe that there should be MOT information available for your vehicle, you can contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for assistance.

Is my vehicle exempt from an MOT?

Generally, most vehicles need an MOT test when they turn 3 years old. However, vehicles over 40 years old are also exempt. Additionally, electric goods vehicles (registered before 1 March 2015), tractors, and certain classic vehicles do not require an MOT test.

Can you drive your car if your MOT has expired?

No, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with an expired MOT certificate. If your MOT has expired, you should not drive your car until you have it renewed. If you are caught driving without a valid MOT, you could face a fine of up to £1,000 and your car may not be insured.

What happens if your car fails an MOT test?

If your car fails its MOT test, you will be issued with a VT30 certificate, which will list the reasons for the failure. You will need to get these issues fixed and have your car retested to pass the MOT. You may be able to have the repairs done by the MOT testing garage, or you can take your car to another garage for the repairs. Once your car has been repaired, you can have it retested for a fee within 10 working days. If you take longer than 10 working days, you will need to have your car tested again and pay the full fee.

How to Book an MOT Check?

Booking an MOT test is simple and can be done in a few easy steps:

  • Find an MOT test centre near you by using the GOV.UK MOT test centre locator.
  • Book an appointment with the MOT centre of your choice.
  • Bring your vehicle to the test centre at the agreed time and date.
  • Wait for the test to be completed and receive your MOT certificate.

It's important to note that you cannot drive your vehicle on the road if its current MOT certificate has expired, unless you are driving to a pre-booked MOT test. Book your MOT test in advance to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and compliant with UK laws.

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