MOT History Check
Vehicles over three years old must, by law, pass a yearly MOT test to show they are roadworthy. Here you can find out more about the MOT, including the most common simple reasons why vehicles fail it. There’s also a checklist to help you give your car the best chance of a pass, and avoid the potential cost and hassle of a re-test.
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If your car fails its MOT, the test centre will give you a VT3O Certificate showing the reasons for the fail. In most cases you’re allowed one free MOT retest.
It’s currently £54.85 for cars and motor caravans and £29.65 for motorbikes.
Any local MOT centre should be able to conduct a proper test.
If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can't drive without an MOT unless you're on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment. You need to have valid MOT and insurance to drive.
The MOT tester will look at the body of the car, the vehicle structure and general condition of the car, ensuring that it’s free from excessive damage in any particular areas. They’ll also look at tow bars, fuel/exhaust systems, seatbelts, seats, doors, mirrors, load security, brakes, tyres/wheels, lights, the bonnet, the windscreen, wipers/washers, the horn, steering/suspension and electrical components.