MOT checks explained
Our car MOT checker tool will tell you if a vehicle has an up-to-date MOT and when this runs out. You can use it to check the MOT status of your vehicle or one that you’re thinking about buying Footnote 1.
In the UK, it’s illegal to drive a vehicle that doesn’t have a valid MOT.
An MOT proves a vehicle meets the safety and environmental standards needed to drive on UK roads. It involves checking things like the brakes, lights, exhaust system, windscreen wipers, and more.
For more information see the FAQs below.
MOT frequently asked questions
How do I get an MOT?
What if my vehicle doesn’t have a valid MOT?
How long is my MOT valid for?
What happens if my vehicle fails an MOT?
How will I know when my MOT is due?
Are there any vehicles that don’t need an MOT?
How can MOT history help when buying a car?
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