If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an annual safety check, the ministry of transport test, commonly known as the MoT Test.
The purpose of the MoT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.
Pass, fail and advisory documents explained: During the MoT test the designated tester, a person authorised by DVSA (formally VOSA) the governing body will conduct an inspection and a series of extensive checks around the vehicle in order to determine whether or not the vehicle is road worthy according to the DVSA’s requirements.
The result of each check is recorded by the tester and if the vehicle passes a ‘pass’ certificate is issued.
If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a ‘failure’ document is instead issued, items that are not quite deemed a failure, but worth mentioning to you so you can keep an eye on them are drawn to your attention as ‘advisory’ items.
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Without a current MoT certificate, you will be unable to legally drive your vehicle or renew your road fund license.
The penalty for not having an up to date MoT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident any potential insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MoT.
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Did you know?
Now you can arrange to have a MoT test completed up to one month before the expiry of your MoT, once you have a MoT with us you automatically become part of our annual reminder.