Car, motorcycle and van MOT tests

Getting an MOT for a car, motorcycle or van, check the vehicle's status or history, or get MOT reminders.


  1. Check the MOT history of a vehicle

    Check the MOT history of a vehicle from 2005 onwards, including if it passed or failed, its mileage and why it failed

  2. Check the MOT status of a vehicle

    Find out the MOT test status of a vehicle - check the date of the MOT test, the odometer reading (mileage) and the expiry date of an MOT test pass

  3. Record MOT test results

    Use the MOT testing service to record MOT test results, update your examiner details, and check and buy MOT slots

  4. Get MOT reminders

    Get a free reminder by text message or email a month before your MOT is due

  5. Report a vehicle with no MOT

    Call the police on 101 to report a vehicle with no MOT - you need the vehicle's number plate, make, model and colour

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Guidance and regulation

  1. MOT special notice 12-18: MOT testing station applications, site reviews and MOT risk ratings
  2. MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles
  3. MOT testing guide for test stations
  4. MOT inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles
  5. MOT test pass certificate: samples
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News and communications

  1. MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018
  2. First MOT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety
  3. New MOT reminder service launches in beta
  4. MOT fails could be avoided by basic car maintenance
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Research and statistics

  1. MOT testing data for Great Britain
  2. Experimental statistics - MOT tests (VEH09)
  3. The report of the Motorists' Forum sub-group on improving customer service experience at garages
  4. MOT compliance survey, 2010 to 2011
  5. Vehicle MOT non-compliance statistics 2007 and 2008
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Extending first MOT date to 4 years
  2. Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historical interest
  3. Exhaust emission standards for road vehicles: revised booklet
  4. Revised emission requirements in road vehicles regulations
  5. Historic vehicles MOT exemption review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Active MOT test stations
  2. Vehicles failing an MOT following an appeal to VOSA (F0005451)
  3. VOSA MOT garage risk assessments 2012/13 (F0005281)
  4. VOSA effectiveness report, 2012 to 2013
  5. MOT scheme service level agreement
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