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How to Check the MOT Status of my Vehicle? (United Kingdom)

MOT stands for Ministry of Transport, the MOT test is a test that is legally required every 12 months to ensure a vehicle is safe and roadworthy. MOT inspections are to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and meets UK safety and environmental standards. All vehicles must have an MOT check when it's three years old, and then every year after that. This includes cars, vans, and motorbikes, but certain kinds of vehicles are exempt.

  • cars and motorbikes made before 1980

  • electric goods vehicles

  • tractors

Driving without a valid MOT is a criminal offense that could land you with a £2,500 fine, three penalty points, and a possible driving ban.

How to Check the MOT Status of my Vehicle? (United Kingdom)

What Information Can We Get:

If you need to check if a car is taxed, the online DVLA tax check has got you covered – but where can you turn for an MOT check? Or to check a vehicle’s MOT history?

We only need a registration number from you; then we’ll provide a huge amount of MOT information relating to the vehicle you’ve searched for.

  • In fact, you can even check the date of the MOT, the mileage that was recorded when the MOT was carried out, and a list of defects or advisory notices issued at the time.

  • Whether you’ve simply forgotten when your next MOT is due, or you’d like to verify the information you’ve been given about a car you’re planning to buy; we can help.

  • Even accidentally driving without an MOT could lead to a hefty fine or your car being impounded, and buying a vehicle with an unknown history could lead to a string of expensive repairs. Read more about Ford gets $640M Government Loan Guarantee to Protect UK Engine Exports

MoT Checker: Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Follow this link to the Government’s MoT history checker website.

  2. Click ‘Start now’

  3. Type in the registration number of the car you wish to find out about.

  4. Next, you will be greeted by a page displaying all the MoT information about the car going right back until MoT records began. Read further about What is the Future of Insurance Telematics in the UK?

Check the Past Results of a Vehicle’s MOT Tests:

If you'd like to find out more information on a vehicle's history, use our vehicle check tool. You can find out how many previous owners the vehicle has had if it's ever been written off and more.

  • if it passed or failed

  • the mileage recorded when it was tested

  • where each test was done

  • what parts failed at each test, and if any parts had minor problems

  • when its next MOT is due

Contact us for a quick demo or 14-day trial to know more about Traxroot Vehicle Tracking System and how we can help in connecting your assets in real-time to the internet. Visit our FAQ page for some frequently asked questions on fleet management.


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