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Historic vehicles MOTs

Thursday 13th June 2019

It’s a legal requirement for vehicles older than 3 years from the date of first registration to have an annual MOT test. However, there are some exceptions – historic (or classic) vehicles are often exempt from MOT tests, as are some large vehicles. Learn more about MOT exempt vehicles, including hi... Read More

MOT Advisory Notes Explained

Wednesday 12th June 2019

As part of your MOT test, advisory notes may be provided. These give you an indication of the issues that have been found with your vehicle which may need attention or parts that may need replacing in the future. From the examples of MOT advisories to the way defects are categorised in an MOT test,... Read More

MOT certificates: All you need to know

Friday 24th May 2019

Every year, our vehicles go through the annual MOT test - but what is the need for the paper certificate? Do we need to keep it? And what happens if we lose it? Find out everything you need to know about MOT certificates today with help from Formula One Autocentres. What is an MOT certificate? An... Read More

Illegal number plates explained

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Although personalised number plates can be a great way to put your individual stamp on your vehicle, it's important to know what makes number plates legal - and what to avoid. From the font used even down the correct character width, learn everything you need to know about illegal number plates toda... Read More

How to check car service history

Monday 13th May 2019

Perhaps you’ve misplaced your service log book – or purchased a used car that didn’t come with its full service history. Fear not – there are ways to retrieve your car’s service history that can help you to understand when your service is due, the previous maintenance work undertaken and the general... Read More

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