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Class 4 (Cars)

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.


You can be fined up to £1,000, face being banned from driving or receive 3 penalty points on your license for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

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.


Example – If your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

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.