How do you prove you have a valid MOT?

MOT Test Certificate Example

VT20 MOT Test Pass certificate

Once your vehicle successfully passes its MOT test, you will receive a VT20 MOT Test Pass certificate. This will list any faults and defects found in a simple way that's clear to understand. Your garage will usually talk you through this when you go to pick up your vehicle.

Replacing a lost or damaged MOT test certificate

To legally drive your vehicle on the road you must have a valid MOT and if you lose or damage your paperwork, it's recommended to get a replacement.

It's easy to get a replacement MOT Test Certificate from any MOT test centre, which is good news as you don't have to go back to the place that originally performed the MOT for you.

All you will need to do is supply the MOT test centre with the registration details of the vehicle, and the logbook (V5C) reference number and they will give you a replacement document.

Did you know?

Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate or even parking it on a public road. Even worse you could get penalised up to £2,500 if the vehicle is considered to be in a dangerous condition!

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