When is my MOT due?

Don’t miss your MOT deadline – use our FREE MOT expiry checker and book your test in good time.

To find out when your next MOT test is due, enter your vehicle’s registration below:

free car check list

What does this report contain?

Your report will contain the following information:

  • Whether your vehicle currently has a valid MOT certificate.

  • Your upcoming MOT expiration date (if applicable).

  • The dates, outcomes, reasons for failure and advisory notices from any previous MOT tests.

When does my MOT run out?

To find out when your current MOT certificate expires, simply enter your reg number into the MOT expiry lookup tool above. Once you have entered your details, our tool will generate a report with key information on your vehicle’s MOT expiry date and status.

When should I renew my MOT?

You can book an MOT test up to a month (minus one day) ahead of your current expiry date and keep the same renewal date for next year. Doing so will effectively provide you with 13 months’ MOT coverage.

We would advise against waiting until your MOT is just about to expire to book your test. There is always the possibility that your local test centre won’t be able to fit you in before the expiry date, potentially leaving you without a valid MOT.

How early can I get an MOT?

You can book an MOT at any time. However, arranging a test date that is over a month before your upcoming MOT expiry date won’t provide you with the best value for money, as your new certificate will only be valid for 12 months after your test.

For example, if your current MOT certificate expires on 20th April and you book your test for 15th February, your new certificate will only be valid until 15th February next year.

Can I set an MOT reminder?

You can set a reminder to book your next MOT test using the MOT reminder service on the gov.uk website.

Click ‘Start now’ on the page and enter your details to receive a reminder by text or email one month before your MOT is due. This service is not available in Northern Ireland, although NI residents will receive a postal reminder seven weeks before their next MOT is due.

How long will it take for the DVLA to update my MOT data?

It may take up to 5 days for the DVLA to update your MOT data. If it has been more than 5 days since you took an MOT test and your information has not been updated accordingly, you should contact the DVLA for further assistance.

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