The Importance of an MOT

 The MOT – or Ministry of Transport test – is a crucial part of ensuring that the cars on the UK’s roads retain a basic level of roadworthiness. First introduced back in 1960, it’s now a core part of running and maintaining a car here in the UK. Now...

Can’t I just drive without an MOT?

 Absolutely not. If you are caught, you will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100, unless you are driving to a test station. Though no penalty points are issued if you’re found to be driving without an MOT, a fine could be imposed by the courts up to the...

Are any cars exempt from needing an MOT?

 There are a small number of cars which don’t need to get an MOT in order to drive legally. These include goods vehicles powered by electricity and registered before March 1, 2015, and classic cars which were built or first registered more than 40 years ago. Call...

What happens when my car passes?

 When your vehicle passes the MOT test, you’ll be issued with a pass certificate from the test centre, while the pass will also be logged onto a national database. You’ll also get a list of any ‘minor’ or ‘advisory’ issues which need to be looked at and rectified...