MOT Checklist

Before your MOT

Why do you need an MOT test?

All vehicles that are over 3 years old are legally required to have an MOT test every year to check it is safe and roadworthy. It can also have a big impact on the price of a vehicle if you are looking to buy or sell.

How to check when your MOT is due

Is your MOT due soon?

AYou can simply use the Will it Pass tool to enter your registration number and check your MOT status and due date in seconds.

MOT Checklist - How you can prepare

Pre-MOT Checks

Before your MOT there are some simple and quick checks you can make to help understand the chances of your vehicle will pass its next test.

Many UK vehicles fail their MOT due to small problems that would be avoided if checked prior to the test. These include but are not limited to:

While it's a good idea to check the above prior to your MOT, you should also keep an eye on these things throughout the year until your next MOT, just to make sure everything is as it should be, you're driving safely on UK roads and not putting other drivers or pedestrians at risk.

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