Vehicles that do not need an MOT

By |2019-10-14T12:33:25+00:00October 14th, 2019|

Exempt vehicles Other vehicles that do not need an MOT include: goods vehicles powered by electricity and registered before 1 March 2015 tractors some historic (‘classic’) vehicles A list of exempt types of vehicles is on the MOT exemption form (V112). You need to fill in the form if your vehicle is listed so that you can [...]

Retest after a repair

By |2019-10-14T12:35:06+00:00October 14th, 2019|

Retest after a repair In some cases your vehicle can have a partial retest for free or a reduced MOT fee. Leaving your vehicle for repair You only need a partial retest if you leave the vehicle at the test centre for repair and it’s retested within 10 working days. There’s no fee for this. [...]

MOT test result

By |2019-10-14T12:37:41+00:00October 14th, 2019|

Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. Passing the MOT If your vehicle passes the MOT: you’ll get an MOT certificate from the test centre it will be recorded in the MOT database You might also get a list of ‘minor’ or ‘advisory’ problems to monitor or fix in the future. Failing the MOT Your [...]

Car parts checked at an MOT

By |2019-10-14T11:57:35+00:00October 14th, 2019|

1. About the MOT The MOT tests some important items on your vehicle to check that they meet the legal standards. It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition. The test doesn’t cover the condition of the: engine clutch gearbox You can read a quick guide about getting an [...]

How to pass your MOT

By |2019-10-14T11:53:59+00:00October 14th, 2019|

How to pass your MOT Did you know that more than a third of cars fail their MOT first time?* The annual MOT test covers a number of your car's key components, and every car over three years old must pass it to comply with UK law. Before you book your test, however, there are [...]

Booking an MOT

By |2019-10-14T11:45:53+00:00October 14th, 2019|

Booking an MOT You must use an approved MOT test centre to get your MOT. Only centres showing the blue sign with 3 white triangles can carry out your MOT. How you can book Contact an MOT centre to book an MOT.

When to get an MOT

By |2019-10-14T11:47:28+00:00October 14th, 2019|

When to get an MOT The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either: the third anniversary of its registration the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old Some vehicles need to be tested at one year [...]