Check the MOT status of a vehicle, get MOT reminders, checklists for MOT testers


  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. Getting an MOT

    How to MOT your vehicle, MOT fees table, what the certificate covers, MOT exemptions, appeal if your vehicle fails its MOT test

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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 inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles
  4. MOT testing guide for test stations
  5. Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) inspection manual
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News and communications

  1. First MOT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety
  2. New MOT reminder service launches in beta
  3. MOT fails could be avoided by basic car maintenance
  4. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years
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Research and statistics

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