MOT Advice

History of the MOT test

Thursday 21st April 2022

The MOT test is compulsory for every car - however, have you ever wondered why we must have an MOT test and where it all began? In this helpful guide, we will uncover the history of the MOT test and the reasons why it was introduced. The first MOT tests Compulsory testing for British cars was offi... Read More

What do I need for an MOT and Service

Wednesday 9th March 2022

Whether your MOT and service is due at the same time, or at different points of the year, it’s important to note what to take to your MOT test and car service. From the documents, you’ll need to provide to remembering to remove your child’s car seat, learn more about preparing for your car service a... Read More

Do caravans need an MOT?

Tuesday 1st March 2022

In short, caravans do not need an MOT. This is because caravans are fundamentally different to cars and other vehicles that require a regular MOT by law. In fact, caravans come with their own set of rules when it comes to servicing. Should I service my caravan? It is very important that your Carav... Read More

Can you insure your vehicle without an MOT?

Monday 17th January 2022

Wondering if you can insure your car without an MOT? The answer is yes - you can technically insure your car without an MOT. However, in the UK, it is illegal to drive without your MOT. Find out more from our helpful guide now. Does my car insurance become invalid once my MOT expires? Usually, as... Read More

Can I tax my car without an MOT?

Monday 20th December 2021

In short, no – you will need a valid MOT to renew your vehicle tax. Driving without a valid MOT certificate is against the law and could also invalidate your insurance policy.  Why do I need an MOT certificate to tax my car? Vehicle tax is sometimes referred to as ‘road tax’ – contrary to popular... Read More

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