MOT Advice


What is an MOT?

Thursday 13th August 2020

What does MOT stand for? An MOT test, otherwise known as Ministry of Transport test, is an annual test which is conducted to assess roadworthiness and vehicle safety. This test is a legal requirement by UK law once a vehicle is three years old, and the test must be conducted every year. For more in... Read More

How to reduce diesel emissions for MOT

Tuesday 16th June 2020

What is the MOT emissions test? As part of the UK’s MOT test, there is a strict exhaust emissions test which your vehicle needs to pass. This is primarily to adhere to the large worldwide focus to reduce pollution levels which are produced by diesel engines. In order to achieve this, certain limits... Read More

When does a car need its first MOT?

Tuesday 5th May 2020

When does a new car need its first MOT? In the UK, it is a legal requirement that a vehicle older than 3 years from the date of first registration must have an annual MOT test. This means that, if you have purchased a new car, this car does not need to have an MOT test until it’s 3 years old. Howev... Read More

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

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