How to Check When Your MOT is Due
Enter your reg number and click 'Check My MOT Now'
You will instantly see your MOT due date, along with confirmation that we’ve got the right car, with no sign-up or registration required. You can also check what MOT class your vehicle is and view its entire MOT history. See whether it passed or failed and any advisories that were outlined.
You then have the option to book an MOT or sign up for our MOT email reminder service.
If you don’t know when your MOT is due, enter your vehicle’s registration into our free MOT checker to find out instantly. There’s no sign-up or registration required.
Our MOT checker takes information straight from the DVLA database and allows you to check the current MOT due date and status of any vehicle registered in the UK.
We also show you any advisories from last year’s test and allow you to book your MOT in just 2 steps.
If you’re worried about your MOT status, enter your reg number into our checker now.
How Do I Find Out When My MOT is Due?
You can find your MOT due date on last year’s test certificate, if you have a paper copy. Similarly, if you have recently bought a car, the paperwork should include your MOT due date.
The DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) also knows your MOT status. They have all expiry dates on file and our free check accesses these records to instantly provide you with your vehicle’s MOT expiry date.
Just enter your registration into our tool above to instantly check when your MOT is due.
Free MOT Advisory Check
When you enter your car’s reg into our MOT checker, we’ll instantly find any outstanding advisories from previous tests. These advisories are issues that didn’t cause your vehicle to fail its last MOT but may cause a failure in future if they get worse.
Use our free check to find out whether your vehicle has any outstanding MOT advisories to fix them before your next test to increase your chances of passing first time.
What is an MOT Check?
An MOT check ensures that you know the status of your vehicle’s MOT certificate, so you know when you next need to book an MOT test to ensure your vehicle is always road legal.
What is an MOT History Check?
An MOT history check provides a record of your vehicle’s previous MOT tests, going into more detail than a standard MOT check. Checking your vehicle’s history also includes any failures and advisories and an accurate mileage of when each test was sat.
Our MOT checker provides both an MOT check & history check as standard.
What Does an MOT Check Include?
Our MOT check provides the following information:
- Accurate basic details about your vehicle
- MOT expiry date (including number of days until next test due)
- Yearly mileage recordings
- Yearly advisory notes
- Yearly refusal notes
- Current MOT status
Why Check MOT History?
There are plenty of reasons why you should check a vehicle’s MOT history:
See When Your Next MOT Test is Due
Check your own car’s MOT history to see when you need to book its next test and to remind yourself what issues (if any) have been flagged in previous years that you might need to address now.
Check the History of a Used Car You Wish to Buy
Make sure a vehicle you’re looking to purchase has been maintained properly by checking for a full MOT history. If there are any gaps or suspicious entries, you can raise them with the seller and decide whether you wish to continue with the deal or not.
What Can I Find Out From a Vehicle’s MOT History?
You can find out whether a vehicle is road legal and ensure it has been maintained properly. This is especially important when buying a used car.
If a car has advisories logged from a previous test, you can look for evidence that these repairs have been done when you view the vehicle. If they haven’t, you may be able to negotiate the price down.
You can also check that the advertised mileage is accurately reflected in the MOT history to ensure you don’t fall victim of ‘clocking’. This is when the mileage is deliberately altered to make it seem as though the car has been driven less than it has.
Finally, you can use a vehicle’s MOT history to study its usage patterns. If it covered 25,000+ miles in a 12-month period or was hardly driven at all for three years, there could be problems with it. If there is no service history to prove it has been well cared for, you may be able to negotiate a lower price or simply walk away from the deal.
If you are looking to buy a used car, we would strongly recommend entering the registration into our checker at the top of the page to ensure its MOT history is up to date.
How to Check a Car’s MOT History?
Simply enter the car’s registration into our history checker at the top of this page to receive instant results detailing every recorded MOT test for the vehicle. You can run this as many times, and for as many different vehicles, as you like.
You do not need to own the vehicle or be the registered keeper to check its MOT history.
What MOT Class is My Vehicle?
Class 4 is the most common UK MOT class. Most passenger vehicles are class 4, including all cars and most vans.
Here are the UK MOT classes in full:
When Does My MOT Expire?
Your MOT expires at midnight on the due date. For example, if your expiry date was the 14th of August, then your MOT would expire at midnight on that day.
When Is My MOT Due?
Your MOT is always due exactly a year after your previous expiry date. It is not always 12-months from the date of your last test because you can book up to a month, minus a day, in advance..