The MOT Test is an annual check that is compulsory for all vehicles (including cars and motorbikes) that are over 3 years old and registered in the United Kingdom.
The test is carried out by government approved MOT testing centres, and becomes due 3 years after first registration and the certificate is valid for one year, after which the vehicle needs to be re tested.
Don't forget your MOT, use our MOT reminder service to receive a mail reminder in plenty of time to arrange your MOT.
Testing ensures that vehicles are in a safe and roadworthy condition at the time of the test, but it is worth bearing in mind that a certificate only guarantees roadworthiness at the time of issue although the certificate is valid for a year. Something to bear in mind if you are buying a used car.
Testing before expiry date: generally a very good idea!
A MOT test can be taken up to a month before the due date. The certificate will be issued with an extended due date. In the event of failure your existing certificate is still valid. This can allow you time to arrange necessary repairs rather than being immediately off the road.
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