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New cars 

When an MOT is due?

Cars over 3 years old 

It is very important to owners and operators of the vehicle to be aware of the UK rules and regulation in a Ministry of Transport or the so-called MOT Testing.

The MOT is required to ensure the vehicle on 
the road meet a certain legal level of safety and emission standard. It isn't the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn't check its general mechanical condition.

When an MOT is due? There is a different rule regarding newly purchased vehicles and those that are more than three years old.
The first step is required once a vehicle is three years old.

To find the exact date you should check your vehicle registration document or also known as V%C. For example if the registration is shown 1dst |June 2011 then your first MOT is due by 1st of June 2014 at the latest. We would recommend you scheduling your first MOT a short while before this deadline in case any repairs are required.

Taxi and passenger vehicles with more than 8 seats are required to have an MOT at a 1 year old.
As the vehicle gets older it has a higher tendency to develop safety problems, an MOT must be performed every year for vehicles older than three years. The exact deadline by which your MOT should be renewed is listed on your current VT20 MOT Certificate.

However, owners can choose to have the test performed as early as a month before the current expiration. The earliest date you can have an MOT is printed on your VT20 MOT Certificate.

If your MOT has expired you may not legally drive your car on the road and you may be prosecuted if caught. The only time a driver can legally operate a vehicle whose MOT certification has expired is when driving to and from the inspection station to perform a pre-booked test.

MOT Testing 

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