MOT Advice


MOT fines explained

Tuesday 11th February 2020

It’s a legal requirement for vehicles older than 3 years from the date of first registration to have an annual MOT test. If your car does not have a valid MOT certificate or is classed as ‘dangerous’ and you are found driving it, you are breaking the law – and are at risk of a large fine plus points... Read More

What can fail an MOT?

Friday 10th January 2020

According to 2019 figures from the DVSA, 31% of all vehicles initially failed their MOT tests. But what fails an MOT, and how can you prevent your vehicle from failing? Our detailed guide on the most common reasons for MOT failures has you covered. What can a car fail an MOT on? Your annual MOT in... Read More

How much does an MOT cost?

Wednesday 4th December 2019

MOT costs can vary depending on the company or garage you book your test with. However, the maximum fee that testing stations can legally charge for a car MOT test is £54.85 . You also don’t pay VAT on an MOT test fee. It’s reassuring to know that there is no minimum fee amount that can be charged!... Read More

The ‘MOT Grace Period’ Explained

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Is there a grace period for MOTs? There are misconceptions around an expired or failed MOT ‘grace period’ - but what is an expired MOT grace period? If you’re under the impression there is a two-week period of time where you can still drive your vehicle with an expired MOT, read on now to find out h... Read More

How do I check my MOT history?

Thursday 10th October 2019

You can easily check MOT history from the GOV.uk website. This is free to use and here you will be prompted to enter your vehicle registration number. Once confirmed this is correct, you will then be presented with your MOT test history. Always check the MOT history Checking MOT history is importa... Read More

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