When to get an MOT
The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:
- The third anniversary of its registration.
- The anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old.
Earliest date you can get an MOT
An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate.
You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date. MOT changes occurred on the 20th May 2018, there are 3 new defect categories, *Dangerous *Major & *Minor. If a vehicle is marked with a dangerous defect, it is now illegal to drive on UK roads and SHOULD NOT be driven away from the MOT garage, however we cannot under any circumstances withhold a customers vehicle.
You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different.
Once your details have been registered with PRC MOT we will send you an MOT Reminder a couple of weeks in advance.
If the MOT has run out
You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.
The only exceptions are to drive it:
- To or from somewhere to be repaired.
- To a pre-arranged MOT test.