What is my MOT due date?
Enter your vehicle registration number below to check when your MOT is due for renewal
Instant MOT expiry date check via CarVeto DVLA reg check
Ministry Of Transport (MOT) guidance
Enter your vehicle reg number to check MOT and road tax expiry dates held with DVLA (Driver Vehicle License Agency). CarVeto and DVLA allow you to register your email and vehicle details to get periodic MOT reminder services. Tax and MOT reminders prevent motorists from missing MOT renewals and potential fines.
Common questions about MOT renewals
Is the MOT certificate expiry date information reliable and trustworthy?
Allow up to 5 days for recent MOT data to be renewed by DVLA. If your MOT pass certificate appears to be outdated and your latest MOT test is not recorded, contact our team for assistance. You can also get in touch with DVLA directly via Web Chat, although wait times may be extensive.
What is the MOT extension grace period on a current test certificate?
The legal requirement:
DVLA do not offer a grace period for MOT tests. Your vehicle must have a valid MOT at all times, unless you declare a car SORN. Statutory Off Road Notification is a mechanism that allows motorists to keep a car off the road without road tax, valid MOT certificate check or road insurance.
You can drive a vehicle on the road to a pre-booked MOT test.
Can I get an early MOT test for my vehicle?
DVLA allows an early MOT test of up to one month (minus a day) before the current certificate expiry, whilst keeping the same MOT renewal date. For example, your car MOT expires on the 18th of June, you can get a new MOT test with renewal for the following year on 17th May.
You may find this useful as part of how to sell a car, as a new MOT is appealing to buyers.
MOT costs by vehicle type
These are the maximum MOT fees stipulated by DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency)
MOT cost can be a lot cheaper with your local council MOT centre, who test a range of vehicles types. Council MOT test centres do not carry out repairs.
|Account||Vehicle type||Age first MOT needed (years)||Maximum MOT fee|
|4||Cars (maximum of 8 passenger seats)||3||£54.85|
|1||Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)||3||£37.80|
|2||Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)||3||£29.65|
|2||Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)||3||£37.80|
|3||3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450 kg unladen weight)||3||£37.80|
|4||3-wheeled vehicles (over 450 kg unladen weight)||3||£54.85|
|1||Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)||3||£29.65|
|4||Quads (max unladen weight 400 kg – for goods vehicles 550 kg and max net power of 15kw)||3||£54.85|
|4||Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)||3||£54.85|
|4||Ambulances and taxis||1||£54.85|
|4||Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)||1||£57.30|
|4||Goods vehicles (up to 3,000 kg design gross weight)||3||£54.85|
|4a||Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check||n/a||£64|
|5||Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)||1||£59.55|
|5||Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)||1||£80.65|
|5a||Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check||n/a||£80.50|
|5a||Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check||n/a||£124.50|
|7||Goods vehicles (over 3,000 kg up to 3,500 kg design gross weight)||3||£58.60|
How can I prepare my car for its upcoming MOT test?
Known as an MOT pre-check, you can carry out some simple checks on your car before its test. Fixing minor issues prevents many MOT failures and subsequence retests. Around 25% of vehicles fail their first test and require repairs before the MOT technician will deem a vehicle in a roadworthy condition.
Common failure items include light bulbs (mainly head and brake lights), wiper blades, split rubbers, low-pressured tyres and fluid levels including windscreen washers. These car parts are easily fixed or replaced, and the DVLA advise all motorists to keep vehicles in tiptop condition for public roads.
About the CarVeto online MOT Service
Access the CarVeto database a month before your MOT is due.
Free reports include useful details for motorists such as road tax expiry with the latest road fund licence costs, by registration number. See a full report of previous MOT checks with MOT advisory notes and the following information:
- MOT test dates
- MOT test results
- MOT expiry date
Odometer reading at the time of each test
You will need the vehicle registration number to check when your MOT is due.
When does my MOT expire?
Enter your vehicle reg number
How do I book an MOT test?
Telephone a local MOT test centre and arrange a date to book your car in for its test. Some centres allow you to book online. Keep in mind that local authority MOT test centres are cheaper than privately owned ones.
Are there MOT exclusions?
DVLA MOT history is provided for vehicles in England, Scotland and Wales. Whilst CarVeto excludes vehicles registered in Northern Ireland, you are still able to check the MOT expiry date.