MOT inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles

A checklist for MOT testers showing the items that need to be inspected during an MOT test for a car or passenger vehicle.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


MOT inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles

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The MOT inspection checklist is for MOT testers to use during MOT tests for cars and passenger vehicles. It lists the items that need to be inspected, including the:

  • interior checks
  • exterior checks
  • under the bonnet checks
  • under the vehicle checks
  • emissions checks
  • brake test checks

The MOT inspection manual tells you what standards you have to apply.

There’s separate guidance for drivers on what car parts are checked at an MOT.

Published 18 July 2013
Last updated 4 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated form so the pdf can be filled in digitally.

  2. Updated the checklist with that latest version which has an improved design and space to record the vehicle's make and model, and the vehicle's mileage.

  3. First published.