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When is my car's MOT due?

If you're unsure when your car's MOT is due, don't worry, it's easy to find out. Here are the ways you can find out:

  • Use the ClickMechanic MOT Checker at the top of the page. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and we will tell you when your next MOT is due. It will also give you the option to book your next MOT instantly.
  • Check your previous MOT certificate - this will tell also you the date your last MOT test was completed and when your next MOT is due.

Don't wait until the last minute to check your MOT status. With our easy-to-use MOT checker, you can quickly find out your MOT expiry date and also book your next MOT online within one minute.

Why do I need to have an MOT before the due date?

It's important to book your MOT test as soon as possible if it's due soon to avoid driving your vehicle illegally. Your MOT test checks that your vehicle meets the minimum safety and environmental standards required by law. You can have your MOT test done up to 1 month (minus a day) before the MOT due date, and the new MOT certificate will still run from the expiry date of your current certificate.

What happens if I drive without a valid MOT?

Driving without a valid MOT is illegal and can result in a fine of up to £1000, being banned from driving, receiving 6-8 penalty points, and invalidating your car insurance.

When is my new car's first MOT due?

For new cars in the UK, the first MOT test is due three years after the date of registration. This means that if your car is less than three years old, you do not need to worry about getting an MOT test until its third anniversary. It is important to note that this applies to most new cars, but there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is always worth double-checking with your dealer or the DVSA if you are unsure.

While new cars are exempt from MOT testing, it is still essential to keep up with regular maintenance and servicing to ensure your vehicle is safe and running efficiently. This includes checking your car's oil levels, brakes, tyres, and lights on a regular basis. Neglecting these regular checks can lead to more significant issues down the line, so it is crucial to stay on top of your car's maintenance.

In summary, if you have a new car, your first MOT test will be due three years from its registration date. However, don't neglect your car's regular maintenance and check-ups to help ensure it continues to run smoothly and safely.

You can enter your vehicle registration number at the top of this page and we will tell you when your next MOT is due.

When does my MOT run out?

You can find out when your MOT runs out by checking your last MOT test certificate. If you can't find the certificate, use ClickMechanic's MOT check service by entering your vehicle's registration number at the top of this page. We can then tell you exactly when your next MOT is due.

How long is my MOT valid for?

In the United Kingdom, an MOT certificate is valid for 12 months once your vehicle passes its MOT. This means that you need to get an MOT test for your vehicle every year to ensure that it meets the minimum safety standards set by the DVSA.

Can I drive my car if the MOT expires today?

It is illegal to drive a car with an expired MOT certificate, even if it expired on the same day. However, you can drive a vehicle with an expired MOT to a test centre if you have a pre-booked MOT test appointment. You should ensure that you have proof of your appointment with you, such as a booking confirmation or a reminder letter, to avoid being penalised by the police.

You should also make sure that your vehicle is roadworthy and safe to drive before setting off to the test centre. If your car fails the MOT test, you are not permitted to drive it on the road until the necessary repairs have been carried out, and it has passed the MOT retest. Driving without a valid MOT certificate can result in a fine of up to £1,000, penalty points and can also invalidate your insurance.

Why use ClickMechanic for your MOT?

Save money

Booking an MOT with a service from ClickMechanic will save you time and money on your car repair. Not only do mechanics take your car to the MOT testing centre for you, but your MOT test will only cost £19 when you add on any service!

Every mobile mechanic on our platform uses certified manufacturer repair times to give quotes, which means that you can rest assured that there are no shady markups.

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Save time

Ever had to take an afternoon off work, reschedule an important meeting, or rely on your partner to give you a ride, all because you've had to take your car to the garage for its annual MOT?

ClickMechanic makes this a thing of the past. We send a mobile mechanic to wherever you want, whenever you want, to collect the vehicle and take it for its MOT leaving you with more time to get on with the important things in life. Once the MOT is complete you can decide if you want the mechanic to undertake any necessary work your car may need.

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We've heard the stories of people getting ripped off and cars not being properly repaired. That's why we vet each mobile mechanic to ensure they're among the best in the UK, with plenty of experience.

Each of the mechanics on our network must pass a 3-point-check on their work history, accreditations and qualifications before they touch anyone's car. You're in safe hands with us!

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Frequently asked questions about MOTs

What does MOT stand for?

MOT stands for 'Ministry of Transport', so when we're talking about an 'MOT test' we're talking about a Ministry of Transport test. The test is a check to verify the condition of a vehicle, with any vehicle over 3 years old, 4 years in Northern Ireland, being legally required to have an MOT test carried out on a yearly basis. The MOT test is carried out at fixed premise garages that have a dedicated MOT bay and a qualified MOT tester.

How long does an MOT take?

Usually an MOT test takes on average around 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. In that time a certified MOT tester will be able to check all the required points on the government sanctioned checklist.

How much is an MOT?

With ClickMechanic an MOT with collection & delivery costs £19 when booked together with a service (interim, full or major). When booked independently an MOT with collection & delivery through ClickMechanic costs £74. Pricing is the same regardless of location or type of vehicle.

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