Information about the MOT test

When a vehicle becomes 3 years old, it needs to have an annual MOT test. The test is designed to check that your vehicle meets the required road safety and environmental standards.

People often think that the MOT test checks the general mechanical condition of the vehicle - it doesn't. For example, the condition of the engine, clutch and gearbox are not part of the test.


So in addition to the MOT test, we recommend regular servicing to ensure that your motoring is as hassle-free as possible, which is why we've developed a range of fixed-price servicing to suit all budgets. More information is available in the "Service" section.


Full information about the MOT test is available from Directgov by clicking here.